Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

2019-04-15 21:37

German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition, saying he failed to prevent manipulation of engine software that let Volkswagen cars cheat on diesel emission tests.

VW dismissed 'wrong guy' in Diesel scandal, says fired engineer

2018-10-29 21:51

A top Volkswagen engineer who was interviewed by US authorities about the diesel emissions-rigging scandal has no idea why the carmaker fired him, his attorney told a German judge.

Germany to present plan for polluting diesel cars

2018-10-02 06:49

The German government will Tuesday present its compromise on the way forward for millions of people with older, more polluting diesel cars.

Six things to know about Volkswagen's latest court case

2018-09-07 09:24

The first major court case against Volkswagen over its cheating of emissions tests on 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide begins Monday. Here are six things to know about the trial.

Germany opens Opel probe in 'dieselgate' scandal

2018-07-15 14:22

German authorities are investigating carmaker Opel as part of an inquiry into the "dieselgate" scandal that saw major manufacturers such as Volkswagen fined billions of euros for cheating emissions tests, the transport ministry said Saturday.

Germany's top court grant use of VW documents in diesel probe

2018-07-06 11:57

Germany's highest court says investigators can examine internal documents seized last year from automaker Volkswagen as part of a probe into the diesel emissions scandal.

Daimler ordered to recall 238 000 diesel cars fitted 'software that turns off emissions controls'

2018-06-11 20:15

Germany's transport minister says the government is ordering automaker Daimler to immediately recall 238 000 vehicles equipped with "software that turns off emissions controls under certain conditions."

Volkswagen boss vows to be 'part of solution' on diesel

2018-03-13 14:13

Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker had "an excellent year" last year and is committed to addressing concerns about diesel pollution.

German court to ban diesel cars?

2018-02-20 07:41

One of Germany's top courts will decide on Thursday whether some diesel vehicles can be banned from parts of cities like Stuttgart and Duesseldorf to reduce air pollution, a possible landmark judgement for the 'car nation'.

EU Commission urges carmakers to 'behave more ethically'

2018-02-06 07:07

The European Union urged carmakers to "behave more ethically" and responsibly, following a scandal over diesel emissions, and revelations of diesel exhaust tests on monkeys and humans.


WATCH: US SEC sues Volkswagen over emissions cheating

2019-03-18 19:46

The US SEC is suing Volkswagen over the emissions cheating scandal, saying the German automaker should have been more open with investors about the scale of the scandal.

Germany orders recall of 73 000 Opel diesels

2018-10-19 21:00

Germany's KBA transport authority said Friday it had ordered carmaker Opel to recall 73 000 diesel vehicles worldwide that were configured to fool regulatory emissions tests.

VW faces first big German court date over 'dieselgate'

2018-09-10 12:42

The first major German court case against Volkswagen over the "dieselgate" scandal that has shaken up the car industry got under way , as investors pursue the world's largest automaker for billions in compensation.

EU carmakers 'inflating' emissions to skew carbon targets

2018-07-26 13:40

European Union carmakers may be submitting "inflated" figures for their vehicles' carbon dioxide emissions to soften future targets for reducing the greenhouse gas, European Commission documents seen by AFP show.

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

2018-07-09 11:03

Nissan admitted that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered", dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover from an inspection scandal in 2017.

Volkswagen to pay Vermont car owners $6.5-million in emissions lawsuit

2018-06-13 20:58

The state of Vermont and people who bought certain Volkswagen diesel models that were rigged to cheat on emissions tests will be getting a total of $6.5-million from the automaker.

'Great day for clean air' German court rules that cities can ban diesel cars

2018-03-13 14:29

Handing environmentalists a landmark victory, a German court ruled that cities can ban diesel cars and trucks to combat air pollution.

WATCH: How VW's diesel 'defeat device' works

2018-02-26 10:21

The Volkswagen Group continues to be embroiled in its global emissions scandal. Here's how it used software to cheat emissions regulators in the United States.

Daimler, VW face more recalls over emissions cheating - report

2018-02-19 07:23

German transport authorities will recall thousands more Daimler and Volkswagen vehicles, as the massive emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the sector for more than two years shows no sign of going away.

German automaker's monkey business: Emissions scandal takes a disturbing twist

2018-01-29 18:44

Volkswagen has apologised for the lack of judgement of individuals as the auto maker was found to have used monkeys to test the effects of diesel emissions.

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