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Posts Tagged ‘Dieselgate’

Volkswagen pleads guilty to criminal charges over Dieselgate emissions cheating

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Volkswagen has pled guilty to three criminal charges stemming from the company’s diesel emissions cheating on hundreds of thousands of VW and Audi models sold in the U.S. The company agreed to pay $4.3 billion in in criminal and civil penalties as part of an agreement with the Justice Department. (more…)

VW executive charged with conspiracy in connection with Dieselgate emissions cheating

Monday, January 16th, 2017

Oliver Schmidt, the former chief emissions compliance manager for Volkswagen in the U.S., was arrested this week by the FBI on charges of conspiracy to defraud the federal government. Schmidt is accused of playing a key role in the conspiracy to hide Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating from U.S. regulators as part of the Dieselgate scandal. (more…)

Volkswagen sales fall for 10th straight month in the wake of Dieselgate scandal

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

U.S. sales of Volkswagen brand automobiles fell more than nine-percent last month. The August sales decline was the 10th consecutive month that sales of VW vehicles have declined since word of the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal was made public. (more…)

Volkswagen agrees to $15 billion Dieselgate litigation settlement over emissions cheating claims

Thursday, July 21st, 2016

Volkswagen has agreed to pay as much as $15.3 billion to settle allegations of emissions cheating over the company’s diesel-powered vehicles. The VW settlement in the Dieselgate emissions scandal is the largest in automotive history, and one of the biggest product liability settlements ever in the U.S. (more…)

Volkswagen Dieselgate recall plan rejected again by South Korean environmental ministry

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The environmental ministry of South Korea has rejected a proposed recall plan from Volkswagen to address the company’s emissions cheating in that country on certain VW and Audi diesel-powered models. The decision is the second time that South Korea’s Ministry of Environment has rejected a plan proposed by Audi Volkswagen Korea, the Korean division of Volkswagen AG, to address emissions problems uncovered during the Dieselgate scandal. (more…)

Former VW diesel engine executive resigns from Porsche following seven-month Dieselgate suspension

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

The head of research and development at Porsche has announced that he is leaving the company seven months after being suspended by Volkswagen for possible involvement in the Dieselgate scandal. Wolfgang Hatz had previously served as the head of engine and transmission development at Volkswagen during the time in which the German automaker developed the “clean diesel” engines at the center of the emissions cheating scandal. (more…)

VW Recall of 8.5 million diesel vehicles underway in Europe, CEO says

Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Muller announced in January that that the company’s recall of 8.5 million diesel-powered vehicles in Europe affected by the company’s emissions cheating would begin at the end of that month. Volkswagen first announced that it would recall millions of VW and Audi “clean diesel” cars in September when news of the emissions scandal was made public by the company. (more…)

EPA to Volkswagen: release Dieselgate recall plan before deadline or face billions in fines

Friday, April 1st, 2016

The head of Volkswagen’s U.S. division revealed that the company would soon make public its plans to fix problems with VW and Audi diesel models involved in the Dieselgate emissions scandal. Volkswagen Group of America chief executive Michael Horn made the announcement at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the German automaker’s first North American auto show since news of the emissions cheating scandal broke earlier this year. (more…)

Head of Volkswagen’s American Operations Steps down amid Dieselgate Scandal

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

The head of Volkswagen’s American operations, Michael Horn, unexpectedly stepped down from the company on March 8th.  Horn was viewed as a central figure in the auto maker’s efforts to repair its image following the recent Dieselgate scandal involving millions of VW and Audi diesel vehicles(more…)

German Prosecutors Expand Scope of Volkswagen Investigation

Friday, March 18th, 2016

German prosecutors have expanded their investigation into the illegal manipulation of tailpipe emissions by Volkswagen, known as the “Dieselgate” scandal, raising the number of suspects to 17, from six.  The investigation is ongoing, and Klaus Ziehe, a spokesman for the state’s attorney’s office in Braunschweig, a city near Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, stated that he had not ruled out the involvement of top level management at the embattled automaker.  “We are looking at all levels, including the management board level,” he said. (more…)