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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Former United States Prosecutor Larry Thompson says that Volkswagen has taken appropriate steps to atone for its crimes following the diesel gate scandal. The company has reformed its corporate culture and adopted measures to make it easier for employees to report wrongdoing, he noted in a final...
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    Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen’s CEO at the time that the Dieselgate scandal broke, must face trial for tax fraud and false advertising in Germany. The former CEO will face trial with four other executives reports Automotive News Europe. The case was allowed to proceed by a court in Brunswick...
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    Officially, the word is “manipulated.” That’s what Porsche suspects, and the ominous presence in this plot is apparently calling from inside the house. According to a German newspaper, the automaker has launched an internal investigation into possible manipulation of its gasoline engines. This...
  4. Volkswagen News Blog
    Volkswagen Group appears to have completed the terms laid out by the U.S. Department of Justice after it decided the automaker required some oversight in the wake of the 2015 emissions fiasco (colloquially known as Dieselgate). VW was found guilty of equipping certain models with...
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    A court in Germany has dealt a dieselgate blow to Volkswagen, ruling that the automaker must pay compensation to owners of vehicles affected by the diesel emissions scandal nearly five years after news of the emissions defeat devices broke. Around 60,000 lawsuits were pending with German...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    While Volkswagen Group’s diesel lawsuits are more or less settled in the United States, 470,000 diesel owners in Germany are still fighting to see their payday. Unfortunately, the courts aren’t certain they’re deserving. The court hasn’t settled on anything, but Monday’s introductory hearing...
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    The Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal may be receding into the past, but many of the cars at the center of the controversy remain — and not just the ones that owners wouldn’t let go of. According to a report in the New York Times , some 100,000 of the roughly 380,000 diesel-powered vehicles...
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    It might have taken  two years of investigative raids and Daimler acting as a whistleblower , but Germany’s Big Three automakers finally stand accused by the European Union of collusion. On Friday, the European Commission claimed that Volkswagen Group, BMW and Daimler broke antitrust rules by...
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    Two Detroit men have been busted for a plot to sell Volkswagen cars that were returned in the wake of the automaker's so-called 'Dieselgate' scandal. According to Automotive News , the men would instruct others to steal vehicles from a storage lot near the now-abandoned Pontiac Silverdome...
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    Recent remarks made by Volkswagen head of brand strategy Michael Jost sent the automotive community into a bit of a frenzy. Jost, speaking to media at an industry conference, proclaimed that 2026 "will be the last product start on a combustion-engine platform," from VW. Many took this as...
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    Holy moly it's already been three years since the Dieselgate scandal broke. That means that this is your last chance to sign up for a buyback (or your compensation), if you haven't already. Owners of 2.0-liter VW or Audi TDIs must submit a completed claims and any additional required...
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    Audi’s head of sales and marketing, Bram Schot will reportedly take over as interim leader for the company after CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested early Monday. Schot is the brand’s favorite, reports Blomberg citing an unnamed source, because the path to his current position leaves him...
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    Volkswagen will have to pay one of the biggest ever fines imposed by German authorities against a company. The one billion euro fine is the latest punishment the company faces for its 2015 Dieselgate scandal. “Following thorough examination, Volkswagen AG accepted the fine and it will not lodge...
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    Shortly after the United States formally accused former CEO of Volkswagen Martin Winterkorn of criminal wrongdoing related to the company’s diesel emission scandal, it decided to let the company’s new boss know that he’s safe to visit whenever he likes. The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to...
  15. Volkswagen News Blog
    Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen's former CEO, was charged in federal court in a superseding indictment unsealed in Detroit today. The former CEO is being charged with conspiracy, wire fraud, and violation of the Clean Air Act, all of which are in relation to the Dieselgate scandal that rocked the...
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    The Dieselgate scandal continues, as Joerg Kerner, Porsche’s head of powertrain development, was arrested earlier today by German police. Kerner is being detained because he is considered a flight risk, according to a report from Automotive News. The arrest follows a raid on Porsche and Audi...
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    The latest milestone in the TDI scandal has been reached in Canada, as VW's northern division has agreed to a $232 million settlement for its diesel dishonesty. The agreement will provide the roughly 20,000 owners of 3.0-liter TDI-powered vehicles with reparations following the news that broke...
  18. Volkswagen News Blog
    On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced it had approved a fix for the remaining 38,000 Volkswagen Group vehicles equipped with emissions-cheating 3.0-liter diesel engines. That’s potentially very good news for Volkswagen, as it’s a decision that could save the company a...
  19. Volkswagen News Blog
    Twenty-seven billion seemed like an odd number, so Volkswagen upped the financial cost of its diesel emissions scandal to an even $30B. Actually, the extra expense comes entirely from the repair of older U.S.-market vehicles, which are proving less easy to fix than anticipated. Because of this...
  20. Volkswagen News Blog
    Dozens of recalled Volkswagen diesels have vanished from the Silverdome parking lot in Pontiac, Michigan, over past last week. The stadium was once home to the Detroit Lions and monster truck rallies. Now defunct, it has been converted into a makeshift purgatory  for thousands of...
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