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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    In his first public appearance since the TDI scandal broke in September 2015, Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the Volkswagen Group, maintained that he had no knowledge of emissions cheating before the company admitted to it. According VW, the top brass were informed of diesel emissions...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    When it agreed to the TDI settlement with US regulators, Volkswagen agreed to spend $2 billion on zero-emission vehicle projects across the land, but nothing in the agreement  says that VW can’t profit from that investment. While regulators get to make sure that the money is being spent...
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    Volkswagen’s top brass is concerned about the state of their TDI deal and the American car market in general following Donald Trump’s election last night. “The election of Donald Trump causes me great concern,” said Stephen Weil, governor of Lower Saxony and VW supervisory board member, in a...
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    Volkswagen AG is making nice with its once-ornery U.S. dealer network to the tune of $1.85 million per dealer. The automaker announced details of its $1.21 billion dealer settlement late yesterday, Reuters  reports, with cash payouts to its 652 dealers spread out over the next 18 months. A...
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    A criminal charge has been laid in the U.S. Justice Department’s probe into the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. A Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges in a U.S. District Court in Detroit today,  Reuters  reports.The veteran engineer, identified by Bloomberg as James...
  6. Volkswagen News Blog
    Another important milestone has been reached in the emissions scandal, as Volkswagen Group of America has announced that it has reached an agreement in principle to resolve claims with VW dealers in the US. The deal amounts to a cash settlement (and additional benefits) to dealers to pay them...
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    Reuters reports that Volkswagen and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) plan to test hardware and software that could help the German automaker avoid buying back nearly half-a-million vehicles in the U.S. According to Air Resources Board Chair Mary Nichols, the agency is working with...
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    The Wall Street Journal is reporting that, during a meeting with dealers, Volkswagen outlined some of the details of its TDI buyback plan. Dealers coming out of the meeting spoke to the publication about some of what Volkswagen hopes will happen to the affected vehicles. Owners will have the...
  9. Volkswagen News Blog
    Reuters is reporting that Volkswagen AG will pay an additional $86 million in civil penalties to California because of the emissions scandal. The new fine was revealed in a statement from state Attorney General Kamala Harris, who is running for Senate. The fine resolves certain claims...
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