Latest Volkswagen emissions scandal News

Ex-VW manager to finish US prison sentence in Germany

Jul. 16, 2020 5:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former Volkswagen senior manager who was sentenced to prison in the U.S. for his role in the company's emissions scandal can be transferred to his native Germany to serve out the rest of his term, a judge said Thursday. Oliver Schmidt, 51, agreed to the transfer during a brief hearing with...

Port gets funding for electric ship-to-shore cranes, trucks

Jul. 11, 2020 1:58 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Port of Virginia plans to replace two diesel-powered, ship-to-shore cranes and several gas-powered container tractors with electric versions using $14 million it will receive from the state. The money is part of the $93.6 million the state received from a federal settlement with...

Florida to install charging stations for electric vehicles

Jul. 10, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — More than two dozen charging stations will be installed along Florida’s busiest roads, paid for by the state’s share of a U.S. government settlement with Volkswagen after the German automaker violated the country’s car emissions standards. During a Friday news...

EU court: diesel customers can sue VW where they bought cars

Jul. 9, 2020 4:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The European Union's highest court ruled Thursday that buyers of Volkswagen cars fitted with software installed to cheat diesel emissions tests can sue the automaker in the country where they bought the car rather than seeking damages in Germany. The European Court of Justice was asked to...

Bosch pays WVa $550,000 for role in emissions scandal

Jun. 24, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has received a $550,000 payment from a German firm related to a car emissions-rigging scandal, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Wednesday. Morrisey announced the payment from auto parts and technology company Bosch. German automaker Volkswagen...

Ex-Audi manager sought by US in diesel case held in Croatia

Jun. 17, 2020 6:34 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A former Audi engineering manager sought by the United States in a diesel emissions cheating scandal has been arrested in Croatia, the country's Interior Ministry said Wednesday. Axel Eiser was arrested on an international warrant issued by the U.S. when he crossed into Croatia from...