Latest Volkswagen emissions scandal News

Germany's Porsche says it won't produce new diesel models

Sep. 23, 2018 6:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Porsche's chief executive says the sports car maker won't produce any new diesel models in the wake of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal. CEO Oliver Blume told Sunday's Bild am Sonntag newspaper that, although Porsche itself never developed and produced diesel engines, its...

EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

Sep. 18, 2018 11:56 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union regulators have opened an in-depth investigation into whether automakers BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and roll-out of car emission control systems. The EU Commission said Tuesday that it had received information that BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen,...

Trial begins in $10B investor lawsuit against Volkswagen

Sep. 10, 2018 11:07 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Trial proceedings have begun in the lawsuit brought against Volkswagen by investors alleging the company did not give them timely notice of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests. Investors are seeking almost 9 billion euros ($10.4 billion), saying...

Correction: Tesla-Electric Rivals story

Sep. 7, 2018 12:42 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — In a story Aug. 28 about Tesla's rivals trying to compete with electric cars, The Associated Press reported the Tesla Model X's range using the EPA standard was up to 295 miles. Using the NEDC standard, which was used to describe the range of a competitor, Tesla's range is 351...

Monitor urges more openness at Volkswagen in wake of scandal

Aug. 27, 2018 10:21 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The official overseeing Volkswagen's court settlements in its diesel scandal says he is pushing back against the company's practice of withholding some information on the grounds of confidentiality protections. Larry Thompson said he has disagreed with Volkswagen's use of...

Spending on future tech eats into BMW profits

Aug. 2, 2018 8:41 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — BMW's profit fell 6 percent in the second quarter as it spent more on developing new technologies for electric, autonomous and digitally connected automobiles, the luxury carmaker said Thursday. Net income came in at 2.08 billion euros ($2.42 billion), down from 2.22 billion in...

Volkswagen sees profit rise but warns on trade disputes

Aug. 1, 2018 6:09 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said its earnings rose in the second quarter on record sales and fatter profit margins, but warned that "growing protectionism" is a threat to the globally connected car industry. The automaker based in Wolfsburg, Germany, said Wednesday that profit increased 6.8...