Latest Volkswagen emissions scandal News

California to expand emissions testing with new $419M center

Nov. 18, 2021 19:05 PM EST

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — California on Thursday dedicated a new $419 million research facility that will allow state air quality regulators to expand emissions testing for heavy duty vehicles like trucks, buses and bulldozers. The center in the city of Riverside will...

Justices turn away VW appeals over emissions scandal suits

Nov. 15, 2021 11:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday turned away appeals from Volkswagen that sought to stop state and local lawsuits related to the 2015 scandal in which the automaker was found to have rigged its vehicles to cheat U.S. diesel emissions tests. The court's...

EU legal advisor: Diesel software faces strict limits

Sep. 24, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union legal adviser said Thursday that software installed in Volkswagen cars to alter the amount of pollutants coming out of their exhaust pipes in hot or cold weather and at high altitude doesn't conform to the 27-nation bloc’s laws laws unless it prevents...

Germany: Fraud trial of ex-VW boss delayed by health issues

Sep. 09, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn's trial on fraud charges in connection with the automaker's diesel emissions scandal has been delayed because of health problems, a German court said Thursday. The Braunschweig state court said it decided to separate...