Volkswagen diesel scandal

  • 2013 Audi A6 TDI

    The Volkswagen Group's dirty diesel scandal continues to expand. In the wake of the company's bombshell admission that it used a software-based "defeat device" to fool emissions testing on its TDI diesels, we've seen the resignation of CEO Martin Winterkorn and a corporate restructuring. Now news comes that 2.1 million cars from its Audi division are affected. ALSO SEE: VW Group Names Matthias Müller As CEO, Announces Restructuring While the majority of those vehicles are in western Europe, which has more lax pollution restrictions than the United States, as many as 13,000 are currently...

  • 2015 BMW X3
    BMW X3 diesel also over limits, according to reports--Updated with statement from BMW

    Volkswagen's admitted thwarting of Environmental Protection Agency regulations is threatening to ensnare BMW. According to Germany's AutoBild, citing research from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), the company's X3 xDrive28d is also emitting up to 11 times more than Europe's...

  • Martin Winterkorn
    Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigns in wake of diesel emissions scandal

    Volkswagen Group has announced that CEO Martin Winterkorn has resigned, effective immediately. The announcement comes just days after the news broke that the company had used software to fool emissions measuring equipment both in the United States and abroad. READ: VW Diesel Troubles Could Become...

  • Martin Winterkorn
    VW sets aside $7.3b for diesel scandal as share price slides

    On Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency dropped a bombshell. Between 2009 and 2015, Volkswagen intentionally used software to trick emission-testing equipment into passing noncompliant models equipped with its 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI diesel engines. ALSO SEE: Volkswagen CEO Martin...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE
    VW diesel troubles could become Audi and Porsche problems

    Volkswagen is in serious trouble. The automaker has admitted to using a device to cheat its way around the EPA testing that turned on during testing and off during normal driving. The four-cylinder TDI diesel engines sold in cars between 2009 and 2015 are affected, and this could mean that nearly...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE
    VW CEO issues apology after EPA accuses automaker of cheating on emissions tests

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday came out with the shock announcement that the Volkswagen Group had installed software on close to 500,000 of its TDI-branded diesel models from the Volkswagen and Audi brands that was designed to circumvent EPA emissions standards for certain air...

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