WATCH | 'Dirty' diesels are cleaner than petrol, but will it make a comeback?

2020-02-20 09:00

Vehicle bans and the manipulation of exhaust emission data have driven diesel cars into disrepute all over the world. But diesel cars are less harmful to the climate than their petrol counterparts...

Ex-Audi CEO Stadler freed from jail in diesel emissions case

2018-10-30 15:29

German judges have allowed former Audi chief executive officer Rupert Stadler to be released from prison, while warning that there’s still strong evidence against him in a criminal probe over diesel-emission cheating.

WATCH: Three Japanese automakers cheated on emissions tests - report

2018-08-21 08:36

Japan authorities report that Mazda, Suzuki, and Yamaha Motors conducted improper fuel economy and emissions tests on their vehicles.

Paris wants to phase out diesel cars by 2024

2017-10-12 14:20

Paris city authorities said on Thursday they aimed to phase out the use of diesel cars by the time the French capital hosts the Olympics in 2024, and petrol cars by 2030.

VW is trying to change - independent monitor

2017-06-07 13:23

The independent monitor overseeing Volkswagen's efforts to prevent a repeat of its diesel emissions scandal says he has a "broad mandate" to review the company's practices and that his initial impression is that VW is making a serious effort to refor

How sad: Thousands of VWs returned after emissions scandal

Following Volkswagen's recall of its 2.0-litre diesel cars, thousands of vehicles are left stranded and owner-less as part of the automaker's buyback programme.

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VW emissions-cheating deal could put employees in hot seat

2017-01-11 09:01

The plea deal between Volkswagen and US prosecutors could be bad news for VW employees who had a role in the deceit or subsequent cover-up.

Emissions scandal: Volkswagen reaches agreement with 3.0-litre car owners

2016-12-23 07:27

Volkswagen said it had reached an agreement in principle with owners of 3.0-litre cars affected by its emissions cheating scandal.

Volkswagen to axe 30 000 jobs in huge post-dieselgate purge

2016-11-18 13:34

Volkswagen announced the biggest revamp in its history, cutting 30 000 jobs in a huge savings plan to help it recover from the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal.

Germany expands diesel probe to include VW bosses

2016-11-07 06:54

Volkswagen says German prosecutors have widened their investigation of the emissions scandal to include the chairman of the company's board of directors.


Ford facing criminal investigation over emissions testing

2019-04-26 16:37

The US Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into Ford’s emissions certification process, the automaker disclosed two months after fessing up to an issue with its testing.

Audi agrees to pay R13bn fine to settle emission case

2018-10-16 22:34

Volkswagen AG’s Audi unit will pay a fine of $927m (about R13bn) to settle an investigation by German prosecutors into the carmaker’s cheating on emissions regulation.

Volkswagen boss urges end to diesel tax breaks

2017-12-12 08:15

The head of the world's biggest automaker Volkswagen has issued an unprecedented call to end tax breaks for diesel fuel in Germany.

German carmakers 'colluded' on diesel emissions

2017-07-21 18:42

Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Daimler secretly worked together from the 1990s on issues, including polluting emissions from diesel vehicles, reports Der Spiegel.

Volkswagen to pay $2.8-billion in diesel emission scandal

2017-04-21 17:01

Volkswagen has been ordered to pay a $2.8-billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests.

France to probe Fiat for emissions cheating

2017-03-23 08:18

French investigating magistrates will open a probe into Fiat Chrysler for suspected cheating in diesel emissions tests, judicial sources said on Tuesday.

Second VW employee arrested over emissions scandal

2017-01-09 16:39

The Volkswagen executive who once was in charge of complying with US emissions regulations has been arrested in connection with the company's emissions-cheating scandal.

Volkswagen gets final extension for possible emissions deal

2016-12-20 07:02

A federal judge gave Volkswagen, US regulators and attorneys for car owners a final extension to try to reach a deal.

VW reaches deal over 3.0-litre diesel engines with EPA - report

2016-11-16 10:12

German automaker Volkswagen and US environmental regulators have reached an agreement on the diesel-powered 3.0-litre cars also involved in the company's emissions scandal.

Judge approves $15bn VW emissions settlement

2016-10-25 19:01

A federal judge has approved a $15bn court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal.

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