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VW Bites Back: Doubts Diesel Whistleblower, Says Defeat Software Legal In Europe

VW Bites Back: Doubts Diesel Whistleblower, Says Defeat Software Legal In Europe

Another week brings more new stories on the diesel-emission cheating scandal that threatens to dig Volkswagen deeper into a ditch of its own making. Following reports in German newspapers late last week suggesting that the "defeat device" software was an "open secret" in VW's engine group, the... read more

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2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Cheating An 'Open Secret' In Engine Group: Report

A German newspaper has reported that the use of "defeat device" software to cheat on U.S. emissions laws was widespread knowledge within the diesel-engine group at Volkswagen... read more January 23, 2016 by


 
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VW Appoints New Electric-Car Leader From Supplier Continental

As it tries to weather the ongoing diesel scandal, Volkswagen has promised to allocate more resources to electric-car development in the near future. Now it has a new chief... read more January 22, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Not Just VW: Internet Offers Diesel 'Defeat Devices' For Sale Too

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shocked the public in late September when it revealed that Volkswagen used "defeat device" software to cheat on emissions... read more January 21, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Hires Former FBI Director To Deal With U.S. Regulators: News Updates

It's been more than four months since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed the use of "defeat device" software in Volkswagen diesel cars, but the company still... read more January 20, 2016 by


 
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2017 Volkswagen e-Golf To Get Range Boost Above 100 Miles

Since it launched in a handful of states in late 2014, the Volkswagen e-Golf's rated range has put it somewhere in the middle of the current crop of electric cars. Its... read more January 15, 2016 by


 
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VW Deepens Diesel-Scandal Woes With Denials, Confrontation, Muddled Messages

By this point, the principles of corporate crisis-management communications are pretty well established. A company with a looming PR catastrophe needs to respond immediately... read more January 14, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

California Rejects VW Diesel Fix Plan: 'Gaps,' 'Lacks Detail'

It seems owners of Volkswagen diesel cars equipped with illegal "defeat device" software will have to wait longer for a recall to update their cars. The plan submitted by VW... read more January 13, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Touareg TDI

Rest Of Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche Diesel Owners Get Gift Cards Too

Volkswagen still isn't prepared to begin a U.S. recall of diesel cars with illegal "defeat device" software, but it continues to try to mend its relationship with customers... read more January 12, 2016 by


 
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Volkswagen Tiguan Plug-In Hybrid Concept Shown In Detroit

When the 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan was unveiled at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show last fall, a plug-in hybrid concept was among the featured variants. Called the Tiguan GTE, it... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
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VW May Buy Back (Some) TDI Diesel-Cheating Cars In U.S.: Report

Volkswagen is still not ready to launch a recall of diesel cars with "defeat device" software in the U.S., meaning customers are still in limbo. Given the significant costs... read more January 11, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW Sales In U.S., Europe Slammed By Diesel Emission Scandal (UPDATED)

It's been a little more than three months since the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal erupted into the public eye. Over that time, VW has revealed multiple violations of... read more January 9, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

VW Diesel Reality Check: Company, Regulators Still Far Apart On Modifications

It's been months since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen had admitted it installed illegal "defeat device" software on its TDI diesel... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

Volkswagen’s Future Battery Packs, EV Platform: Development Details

The Volkswagen Budd-e Concept that was revealed at CES this week marks several firsts. While there are some radically different design and interface approaches (like expanded... read more January 7, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Justice Department, EPA Sue VW Over Diesel Cheating, Billions In Penalties Possible

The U.S. government has now sued Volkswagen over its diesel-emissions cheating. At the request of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Justice... read more January 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

How Do Modern Diesel Engines Work? VW Explains It On Video

Volkswagen has a lot of explaining to do. Since it was revealed in September that the company installed "defeat device" software on diesel cars that allowed them to cheat on... read more January 4, 2016 by


 

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