Volkswagen diesel scandal

 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW engineer receives 40-month prison term, $200,000 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 in the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal. The sentence was handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Sean Cox and was... read more

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2015 Audi Q7 TDI

VW Group, Daimler and BMW accused of cartel behavior

As investigations into diesel-emission cheating deepen, accusations have arisen that the Volkswagen Group, Daimler and the BMW Group may have colluded on development of... read more July 21, 2017 by


 
2013 Porsche Cayenne Diesel, 2012 New York Auto Show

Porsche probed, ex-Audi manager arrested for fraud and false advertising

Further investigations into the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal have led to the arrest of a former Audi manager as well as a probe into Porsche by investigators in... read more July 12, 2017 by


 
Karl-Thomas Neumann

Opel CEO Neumann steps down, is tipped to take lead role at Audi

Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann confirmed on Monday he is stepping down. He will remain a member of the board until after General Motors’ sale of Opel to French auto giant... read more June 12, 2017 by


 
2018 Porsche 911 GT3

Report: Porsche being investigated for defeat device in Germany

The Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal is finally starting to settle here in the United States but over in Europe things are flaring up again. This time it’s the... read more June 5, 2017 by


 
Matthias Müller

VW Group CEO Matthias Müller under investigation

Volkswagen Group CEO Matthias Müller is in legal hot water for the first time due to an investigation into whether he adequately disclosed information on the diesel... read more May 17, 2017 by


 
Ducati's Diavel Carbon

Report: Volkswagen Group mulls Ducati sale

Facing costs exceeding $20 billion in the United States alone due to its diesel emissions scandal, plus a hefty bill to develop new electric car technology, the Volkswagen... read more April 27, 2017 by


 
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VW pleads guilty to diesel scandal felonies

The Volkswagen Group on Friday pleaded guilty to three felony charges relating to its diesel emissions cheating scandal as part of January’s settlement with the Justice... read more March 13, 2017 by


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

VW rejects diesel scandal allegations made by former chairman

The Volkswagen Group released a statement on Wednesday denying allegations made by former Chairman Ferdinand Piech regarding knowledge among the automaker’s senior... read more February 9, 2017 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

VW agrees to $1.2B settlement with owners of 3.0-liter diesels

Volkswagen on Wednesday announced it reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims in the United States from owners of approximately 78,000 vehicles fitted... read more February 1, 2017 by


 
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6 VW execs charged, including former R&D boss

On the same day that Volkswagen agreed to plead guilty to three felony counts and pay fines totaling $4.3 billion to the Justice Department and Customs and Border Protection... read more January 12, 2017 by


 
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VW to plead guilty, pay $4.3B, to settle diesel-scandal criminal charges (Update)

The Volkswagen Group has reached agreement on another part of its diesel emissions scandal in the United States, at least as far as regulators are concerned. Having already... read more January 11, 2017 by


 
Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington

Report: VW nearing $3B settlement with Justice Department over Dieselgate

Volkswagen may be nearing a settlement over its criminal and civil investigations with the U.S. Department of Justice for $3 billion, Reuters reported. The agreement hasn't... read more January 6, 2017 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

VW reaches $1B settlement for cars with 3.0-liter diesels

The Volkswagen Group on Tuesday announced it reached a $1 billion settlement with regulators in the United States to resolve claims related to its vehicles fitted with... read more December 21, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz)

VW, Audi, Porsche reportedly racing for resources in boardroom battle royale

Now that Audi and Porsche won't be fighting for LeMans titles, the brands have taken their epic battle to the boardroom to compete for dwindling research and program cash... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen ID Neo concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW rules out diesels for US while confirming North American electric car production

As it continues to deal with its diesel emissions scandal and push into electric cars, the Volkswagen Group in the past week has been making statements on future strategy. On... read more November 23, 2016 by


 
 

 
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