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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.
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.
The German government will Tuesday present its compromise on the way forward for millions of people with older, more polluting diesel cars.
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.
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 highest court says investigators can examine internal documents seized last year from automaker Volkswagen as part of a probe into the diesel emissions scandal.
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 CEO Matthias Mueller says the automaker had "an excellent year" last year and is committed to addressing concerns about diesel pollution.
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'.
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.
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'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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Handing environmentalists a landmark victory, a German court ruled that cities can ban diesel cars and trucks to combat air pollution.
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.
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.
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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