Latest Volkswagen emissions scandal News

US: German company to plead guilty in VW emissions scheme

Dec. 18, 2018 7:27 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. authorities say a German engineering company has agreed to plead guilty and pay $35 million for its role in the Volkswagen vehicle emissions scandal. The Justice Department said Tuesday that IAV has agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy in Detroit federal court on Jan. 18. The government...

Former VW CEO Winterkorn leaves Bayern supervisory board

Dec. 18, 2018 11:25 AM EST

MUNICH (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has left German soccer champion Bayern Munich's supervisory board, three years after he resigned from the automaker amid its diesel emissions scandal. The club said Tuesday that the 71-year-old Winterkorn left on Monday after nearly 16 years as a...

Interim boss at Audi named as permanent head of luxury brand

Dec. 12, 2018 7:50 AM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's Audi division has named acting head Bram Schot as the luxury brand's permanent boss after his predecessor was jailed. Schot took over on an acting basis in June after Rupert Stadler was jailed while prosecutors investigate possible illegal manipulation of diesel...

VW to appeal German court ruling ordering diesel car buyback

Nov. 23, 2018 4:11 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen says it will appeal a court ruling that orders it to buy back a six-year-old diesel vehicle at the original sales price. In a statement Friday, Volkswagen said it expects an appeals court to overturn the verdict issued last week by judges in the southern German...

German consumer group files suit in VW diesel scandal

Nov. 1, 2018 5:14 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German consumer group has filed a suit against Volkswagen that aims to establish a right to compensation for car owners affected by the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. The Federation of German Consumer Organizations filed the case to a court in Braunschweig under new rules that came...

Volkswagen profit rises despite emissions certification woes

Oct. 30, 2018 7:02 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen saw net profit more than double in the third quarter even as sales fell due to delays certifying vehicles for new emissions tests. Profit rose to 2.76 billion euros ($3.14 billion) from an adjusted figure of 1.07 billion in the same period last year. Sales revenue rose...

Germany wants automakers to pay up as more diesel bans loom

Oct. 24, 2018 5:20 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is putting pressure on the country's automakers to fix diesel cars with excessive emissions, in a bid to placate drivers angered by the prospect of diesel driving bans in major cities. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet agreed on a series of measures Wednesday that...

Court rules for investors in Volkswagen diesel suit

Oct. 24, 2018 2:25 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A court in Germany has ruled that Volkswagen's main stakeholder must pay 47 million euros ($54 million) in damages to investors for not making a timely disclosure of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The dpa news agency reported that the Stuttgart...

Volkswagen offers more incentives to unload old diesels

Oct. 18, 2018 4:16 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen says it is offering more incentives to trade in older diesel models in an effort to improve air quality. The company said Thursday it would offer trade-in incentives for people who want to replace old diesels that met formerly looser emissions...

Audi fined $925 million in Germany over diesel emissions

Oct. 16, 2018 8:36 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German law enforcement authorities added another chapter to Volkswagen's diesel scandal Tuesday by fining the company's luxury division Audi 800 million euros ($925 million) for selling cars rigged to cheat on emissions tests. Prosecutors in Munich said Tuesday that the fine was...