Latest Martin Winterkorn News

VW's Porsche agrees to 535 million euro fine in diesel case

May. 7, 2019 10:18 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's Porsche division says it has agreed with prosecutors to pay a 535 million euro ($598 million) fine for negligent oversight for installing engines that violated emissions norms. Porsche does not make diesel engines but got V6 and V8 powerplants from Volkswagen's Audi...

Today in History

May. 3, 2019 12:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 3, the 123rd day of 2019. There are 242 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On May 3, 1937, Margaret Mitchell won the Pulitzer Prize for her novel, "Gone with the Wind." On this date: In 1469, political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli was born in Florence,...

Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

Apr. 15, 2019 4:06 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors charged former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others with fraud in the emissions cheating scandal that has helped turn many Europeans against diesel engines and accelerated the push toward electric cars. Prosecutors said Monday that Winterkorn knew...

Volkswagen unveils fully-electric SUV for China market

Apr. 14, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

Volkswagen is planning to release a fully-electric SUV in China which could compete with Tesla's Model X. The German automaker said Sunday the ID. ROOMZZ will be unveiled at the upcoming Shanghai Auto Show and will be available in 2021. Volkswagen says the zero-emission vehicle can go approximately 450 kilometers...

EU says BMW, Daimler, VW colluded to limit emissions tech

Apr. 5, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union authorities said Friday that German automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development of emissions-cleaning technology in cars. The finding adds to the car industry's woes after Volkswagen in 2015 admitted to cheating on emissions tests in the U.S.,...