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VW settles diesel cheating cases: felony pleas, $4.3 billion fines

VW settles diesel cheating cases: felony pleas, $4.3 billion fines

Last week, Volkswagen settled an array of criminal and civil charges over its 16-month-old diesel scandal with the U.S. Justice Department. The news of the settlement was quickly swamped by a variety of further stories, both on the regulatory and diesel fronts. Those included the arrest of one... read more

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Volkswagen plant

Electric cars lead to carmaker job cuts: new flashpoint?

It takes people to make cars: to lift and install parts, check quality, test-drive them after assembly, and so forth. Automation has eliminated many of the jobs performed by... read more December 23, 2016 by


 
2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

When will electric cars cost no more than equivalent diesels? VW says 2025

The point at which electric cars will become truly cost competitive with internal-combustion cars is a subject of vigorous discussion by advocates and skeptics alike. But... read more December 13, 2016 by


 
2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

Porsche too said to use 'defeat device' software for gasoline cars

It's been 15 months since news broke that VW Group had used "defeat device" software in its diesel cars and SUVs that let them emit far more than permitted levels of nitrogen... read more December 12, 2016 by


 
2017 BMW i3

German government worries carmakers vulnerable to electric-car onslaught

Many governments across the globe have enacted stricter emissions standards to curb air pollution and greenhouse gases; others plan to do so. Some have also drafted... read more December 6, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

VW plans to build electric cars somewhere in N America after 2020

As it works toward moving past its diesel-emissions scandal, the Volkswagen Group is making ambitious plans for electric cars. By 2025, the company hopes to be selling 1... read more December 2, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen TDI 'clean diesel' television ad screencap

Emissions collusion between VW and German agency runs deep: magazine

As the Volkswagen diesel scandal lumbers onwards, German media outlets have often broken the latest news and revelations from deep inside VW Group. While the German auto... read more November 28, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen I.D. electric car concept, 2016 Paris auto show

Electric cars will require 10,000-plus job cuts at VW, says HR chief

As it works to pull itself out of the quagmire of the ongoing diesel-emissions scandal, VW Group has ambitious plans to add more electric cars to its lineup. Right now, the... read more November 1, 2016 by


 
2013 Audi Q7 TDI S Line

Buybacks coming for Audi Q7 TDI diesel SUVs: German report

The Volkswagen diesel settlement approved by a federal judge earlier this week does not address all of the company's cars fitted with illegal "defeat device" software. It... read more October 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2-door DSG 2.0T R-Line S Grille

Could future VW Beetle return to rear (electric) powertrain?

As any experienced journalist knows, you hear lots of good stuff in the corridors and private conversations of any large industry event where media are present. That applies... read more October 7, 2016 by


 
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

What advice would you give a friend with a VW diesel? Our poll results

It's the question on hundreds of thousands of VW diesel owners' minds: what should I do? Should I simply sell the car back to Volkswagen, now that I know what amount I'm... read more August 18, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

CA regulator to start testing VW TDI diesel modifications for all versions

Under the settlement that got preliminary approval last week, Volkswagen must either buy back 466,000 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars or modify them to meet emissions standards... read more August 1, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI SE

VW diesel deception known by highest execs, lawsuits say

Every scandal comes down to a set of related questions: who knew what, and when did they know it? Thus far, in the VW diesel emission scandal, those questions remain... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI

VW diesel plan gets preliminary approval, but buyback offers won't start yet

As expected, a federal district-court judge gave preliminary approval yesterday to a plan for Volkswagen to buy back or modify hundreds of thousands of 2.0-liter diesel... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW likely to build electric cars in North America by 2020: executive

As it works to recover from the diesel-emissions cheating scandal, Volkswagen's future plans include quite a number of new electric cars. The company has said it will... read more July 27, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen e-Golf

VW's big electric-car pledge: LG Chem, Panasonic possible battery partners (updated)

Volkswagen is reportedly considering building its own battery factory as part of a large commitment to electric cars. The company is targeting sales of more than 1 million... read more July 18, 2016 by


 

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