Latest Volkswagen AG News

Canada charges Volkswagen over faking car emissions tests

Dec. 9, 2019 4:56 PM EST

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government said Monday that it is charging Volkswagen for importing cars into Canada that company executives knew violated emissions standards. The German automaker faces 58 charges of violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act for bringing 128,000 cars into...

German authorities search Volkswagen offices in diesel probe

Dec. 3, 2019 1:19 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities have searched Volkswagen offices as part of their investigation into the automaker’s manipulation of diesel emission tests to defeat environmental regulations. The dpa news agency reported Tuesday that the Braunschweig prosecutor’s office confirmed it led the...

Minnesota reducing gas emissions with Volkswagen settlement

Nov. 30, 2019 1:05 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — How big of a cut to greenhouse gas emissions can $47 million buy? It might be less than you think. State regulators recently announced plans to spend a chunk of cash from a national legal settlement with Volkswagen on a host of projects to make more of the transportation sector run on...

Environmental group upset funds spent on diesel vehicles

Nov. 27, 2019 4:09 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An environmental organization is raising concerns about how Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont’s administration plans to spend $6 million from a legal settlement with Volkswagen. Lori Brown, executive director of the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters, questioned Wednesday why...

German automaker Audi to cut 9,500 jobs by 2025

Nov. 26, 2019 8:26 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen subsidiary Audi says it’s cutting 9,500 jobs in Germany through 2025 as part of a transformation plan to make the company “lean and sustainable.” The Ingolstadt-based automaker said Tuesday that at the same time, it expects to add 2,000 new positions for a net...

Former BMW executive Duesmann named new CEO at rival Audi

Nov. 15, 2019 10:07 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Audi says former BMW executive Markus Duesmann is to become its new chief executive. Audi said Friday that the 50-year-old succeeds current CEO Bram Schot on April 1. Herbert Diess, the head of Volkswagen, of which Audi is a part, called Duesmann an “excellent...

Volkswagen donation to expand US forest by 1,500 acres

Nov. 15, 2019 4:25 AM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen plans to donate $1.25 million to help expand Cherokee National Forest near the company’s Chattanooga plant and offer community grants. On Thursday, The Conservation Fund announced a collaboration with Volkswagen to open three tracts near the plant for outdoor...

Deadline soon for Volkswagen settlement money in Maine

Nov. 15, 2019 12:50 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The deadline is nearing for Maine government agencies and private businesses to apply for money stemming from Volkswagen’s environmental settlement concerning a diesel emissions scandal. The state government of Maine has announced plans to distribute about $3 million from the...

Volkswagen expanding electric vehicle production in US

Nov. 13, 2019 3:04 PM EST

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Volkswagen is making Tennessee its North American base for electric vehicle production, breaking ground on an $800 million (727 million euro) expansion at its plant in Chattanooga. Volkswagen of America CEO Scott Keogh was at the factory Wednesday for the expansion’s...

Tesla to build factory in Germany after subsidies announced

Nov. 13, 2019 12:35 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Wednesday hailed Tesla’s decision to build its first European factory in the country, days after the government said it would boost subsidies for buyers of electric cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said during an awards ceremony in the German capital Tuesday evening that...