Volkswagen diesel scandal

 
Bram Schot

Bram Schot officially replaces Rupert Stadler as Audi CEO

Audi on Wednesday confirmed Bram Schot will serve as its new CEO starting January 1, 2019. Schot, currently the sales and marketing boss at the German automaker, has served as interim CEO since June. He was asked to take over after former CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested in relation to a German... read more

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2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Porsche is done with diesels–this time for real

Porsche wasn't able to avoid the recent diesel emissions scandal that afflicted a number of Volkswagen Group brands, with a diesel version of its popular Cayenne SUV among... read more September 23, 2018 by


 
Wolfgang Hatz

Former Audi and Porsche exec Wolfgang Hatz released from jail

Veteran Volkswagen Group engineer Wolfgang Hatz has been released after nine months in jail after providing $3.5 million in bail money, German prosecutors have confirmed. He... read more June 27, 2018 by


 
2019 Audi e-tron prototype

With CEO behind bars, Audi delays reveal of e-tron electric SUV

Audi's crucial new e-tron won't be revealed on August 30 as originally planned due to the latest diesel scandal-related crisis plaguing the automaker. The e-tron was... read more June 26, 2018 by


 
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler

Audi CEO arrested in Germany over dieselgate

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested in Germany on Monday in relation to the dieselgate scandal, according to multiple reports. The German authorities took Stadler into... read more June 18, 2018 by


 
Hamburg (Image: Flickr user LuxTonnerre, used under CC license)

Germany's second-biggest city to introduce diesel bans on May 31

Hamburg will become Germany's first city to impose a ban on diesel cars. The ban will be introduced on May 31 but only along two major roads in the city center. A number of... read more May 23, 2018 by


 
Martin Winterkorn

Report: Former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn facing US charges in dieselgate scandal

A Michigan federal court has charged former Volkswagen Group CEO Martin Winterkorn with defrauding the U.S. for his role in the VW diesel emissions scandal, according to a... read more May 3, 2018 by


 
Porsche logo

Report: Porsche powertrain boss arrested in relation to diesel scandal

Jörg Kerner, who was promoted to the head of powertrains at Porsche in 2011, was arrested in relation to the Volkswagen Group's diesel scandal, a person familiar with... read more April 20, 2018 by


 
Herbert Diess

VW Group ousts CEO, names Diess as replacement, announces restructuring

Volkswagen Group has ousted CEO Matthias Müller and replaced him with Herbert Diess, previously CEO of the Volkswagen brand within the larger 12-brand corporation. The... read more April 12, 2018 by


 
Matthias Müller

VW Group hints at possible leadership changes, including CEO position

The Volkswagen Group on Tuesday issued the statement that it is in the process of reviewing its senior management structure and that this could result in potential personnel... read more April 10, 2018 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

How did Volkswagen's diesel defeat device work?

Every media outlet in the world covered Volkswagen's tangled web of lies and deceit as "Dieselgate" opened up and spewed the truth nearly three years ago. Its consequences... read more February 28, 2018 by


 
Oliver Schmidt

VW manager receives 7-year prison term, $400K fine for diesel scandal

A second former Volkswagen Group employee has received a prison sentence in relation to the automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal. German citizen Oliver Schmidt... read more December 7, 2017 by


 
Ferdinand Piech, chairman and CEO of Volkswagen Group, at 2000 Paris Motor Show

End of an era as Ferdinand Piëch finally cut ties with VW Group

Two years ago, Ferdinand Piëch, then chairman of the Volkswagen Group, resigned from his post following a public spat with Martin Wintekorn, who was the... read more November 13, 2017 by


 
Ducati headquarters in Bologna, Italy

Volkswagen Group decides to keep Ducati

The Volkswagen Group has ruled out selling Ducati following strong opposition from the Italian motorcycle brand’s labor union, FIOM CIGL. Ducati CEO Claudio Domenicali... read more October 3, 2017 by


 
Wolfgang Hatz

Report: Former Porsche R&D chief arrested in connection to diesel scandal

Former Porsche R&D chief Wolfgang Hatz who stepped down in the wake of the diesel scandal afflicting the Volkswagen Group has been arrested in Germany as part of an... read more September 29, 2017 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW engineer receives 40-month prison term, $200K fine for diesel scandal

Former Volkswagen engineer and German citizen James Liang was sentenced on Friday in a Detroit court to 40 months in prison and given a fine of $200,000 for his involvement... read more August 28, 2017 by


 
 

 
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