Latest Volkswagen emissions scandal News

Audi names Schot interim CEO, puts jailed Stadler on leave

Jun. 19, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Audi has named sales chief Abraham 'Bram' Schot as interim CEO following the arrest of Rupert Stadler as part of a probe into emissions cheating. Audi, a division of Volkswagen, said in a statement Tuesday that it has also complied with Stadler's request to temporarily...

Asian stocks tumble after new Trump tariff threat

Jun. 18, 2018 11:37 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stocks tumbled Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump escalated a dispute with Beijing over technology policy by threatening a tariff hike on additional Chinese goods. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index fell 2.3 percent to 2,953.54 points and Hong Kong's Hang Seng lost 2...

How the Audi CEO's arrest fits into the VW diesel scandal

Jun. 18, 2018 11:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The arrest of the CEO of Volkswagen's Audi division is another milestone in the German automaker's three-year scandal over diesel emissions cheating. Rupert Stadler, who was detained in Germany on Monday, is the highest-level executive at Volkswagen to have been arrested since the scandal...

Audi CEO detained in diesel emissions case

Jun. 18, 2018 7:58 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Monday detained the chief executive of Volkswagen's Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move is an extension of the emissions scandal that has rocked Volkswagen since 2015 and led to billions in fines, the...

Prosecutor: VW responsible as a whole for diesel scandal

Jun. 14, 2018 9:34 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say that automaker Volkswagen as a whole is responsible for the 2015 diesel emissions cheating scandal, a day after the company said it would accept a one-billion euro fine (1.18 billion dollars). Braunschweig senior prosecutor Klaus Ziehe said Thursday his investigation...

Volkswagen to pay Vermont $6.5 million in emissions lawsuit

Jun. 13, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — 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, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Wednesday. Under the terms of the settlement VW will...

Volkswagen fined $1.2 billion in Germany over diesel scandal

Jun. 13, 2018 12:54 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Volkswagen said Wednesday that it's being fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) by German authorities in connection with the diesel emissions scandal. Volkswagen said in a statement it would accept the fine imposed by prosecutors in the German city of Braunschweig. Prosecutors...

German prosecutors investigate Audi CEO in emissions case

Jun. 11, 2018 11:54 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors say they have expanded their probe into manipulation of emissions controls at Volkswagen's Audi division to include Audi's CEO, Rupert Stadler. Munich prosecutors said Stadler's private residence was searched on Monday along with that of another division manager...

German city to ban some diesel cars to combat air pollution

May. 23, 2018 5:15 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Some diesel cars will be banned in Hamburg to combat air pollution, officials of the northern German city said Wednesday. Parts of two streets in the city will be banned for older models of diesel cars and trucks starting Thursday next week, the German news agency dpa reported. The ban comes...

Audit: EPA could do more to catch VW-type emissions fraud

May. 15, 2018 3:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have stepped up the kind of testing that could have caught years of emissions-rigging by Volkswagen, but need to do more to keep automakers from duping them again on pollution, the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general said Tuesday. The audit looked into...