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VW diesel emissions scandal: what you need to know in 10 questions (updated)

VW diesel emissions scandal: what you need to know in 10 questions (updated)

Friday, March 18th, will mark six months since the news that Volkswagen deliberately circumvented U.S. EPA emissions laws on so-called "clean diesel" models sold from 2009 through 2015. That news hit the automotive world like a bombshell, and led to consequences for VW Group that are still... read more

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Michael Horn, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, in 'Dieselgate' video

VW values, sales continue to fall as U.S. CEO leaves abruptly

Another shoe dropped yesterday in the continuing Volkswagen diesel-emission cheating scandal, as VW Group of America announced the immediate departure of its president and... read more March 10, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

VW delayed on diesel cheating to try to cut deal with regulators, lawyers say

On September 3, Volkswagen admitted to U.S. regulators that it had used illegal "defeat device" software in hundreds of thousands of its TDI diesel cars. But that information... read more March 9, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW to release diesel cheating report by end of April, annual meeting to come June 28 (UPDATED)

As it continues to fight a losing public-relations battle over the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, Volkswagen is preparing to release the results of an internal... read more March 5, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen plant

German shareholders sue VW over diesel emission scandal

Volkswagen has another lawsuit on its hands related to the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal. In addition to suits filed by hundreds of disgruntled customers and dozens of... read more March 4, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen T-Cross Breeze concept, 2016 Geneva Motor Show

VW T-Cross Breeze Concept in Geneva previews new small SUV

Right now, Volkswagen has two crossover SUVs in production: the new second-generation Tiguan that will come to North America next year, and the larger, pricier Touareg... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Audi Q7

VW kept earlier Audi emissions issue from regulators

Long before use of "defeat device" software in diesel cars was uncovered by independent researchers, Volkswagen withheld information about a potential emissions issue from... read more February 29, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Judge Tells VW To Find Diesel Fix By March 24: 'Six Months Is Enough'

It's been more than five months since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Volkswagen's use of illegal "defeat device" software in diesel cars in... read more February 26, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen plant

What Ordinary Germans Think About VW’s Diesel Emission Scandal

The revelation last fall that Volkswagen had intentionally covered up the true emission levels of several diesel-powered cars, including some sold under premium brands Audi... read more February 24, 2016 by


 
Consumer Reports tests 2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel in 'cheat mode,' October 2015 [video frame]

Volkswagen, EPA Unlikely To Settle Before End Of March: Report

Five months after it first hit the press, U.S. owners of 580,000 diesel vehicles with Volkswagen TDI engines are no closer to knowing how or when their cars will be modified... read more February 23, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf  -  Long-term test car

EPA To Demand More Electric Cars From VW To Settle Diesel Scandal: Report

A German newspaper has suggested that the Environmental Protection Agency wants Volkswagen to build electric cars at its assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The agency... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Up!

Revised Volkswagen Up Minicar Gets Turbo Engine, Geneva Motor Show Debut

Volkswagen’s Up! city-car lineup is one of the coolest high-mpg small cars we can’t have, as we described it a few years ago. Now with a host of improvements just... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
Teaser for Volkswagen crossover concept debuting at 2016 Geneva Motor Show

Volkswagen Teases Affordable Compact Crossover SUV Concept For Geneva

Volkswagen has released some limited shots of a concept-vehicle debut for the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show. The concept is almost certainly a refined version of the... read more February 22, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

Former GM Exec Bob Lutz: Years Ago, VW Emissions Left Automaker Baffled

Before its use of illegal "defeat device" software was discovered, many auto industry executives were baffled by Volkswagen's ability to make diesel cars meet U.S. emissions... read more February 19, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Illegal VW Diesel Emissions: Tallying Public Health Damage

It's clear that the Volkswagen TDI diesel cars equipped with illegal "defeat device" software have contributed to a significant amount of extra air pollution. Some of the... read more February 17, 2016 by


 
2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

2011-2015 VW Touareg Hybrid SUVs Recalled For Battery Tray Fix

The recently-discontinued Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid SUV is being recalled to address an issue with the tray that holds its battery pack. VW needs to fit a drain to the... read more February 16, 2016 by


 

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