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More Legal Trouble for Volkswagen, Former CEO

While three and a half years have passed since the Volkswagen diesel scandal broke, its reverberations are still being felt. For the automaker turned green soothsayer, this usually comes with financial hardship attached, plus the requisite regurgitation of a past VW would like to see forgotten. The latest salvo launched at VW over its emissions-rigged […] The post More Legal Trouble for Volkswagen, Former CEO appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Lawsuits, Autos, SEC, Volkswagen, Law And Order, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal


Germany Engineering Firm Pleads Guilty to Involvement in VW Emissions Scandal

IAV GmbH, the German engineering company co-owned by Volkswagen Group, plead guilty to a felony count of conspiracy in a U.S. District Court on Friday, to the surprise of absolutely no one. Last month, authorities said the firm had already agreed to a guilty plea and multi-million-dollar fine for its role in helping Volkswagen Group develop […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Industry News, Dieselgate, U S District Court, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Diesel Emissions, Diesel Emissions Scandal, IAV, Defeat Device, Hot Legal Action, Illegal Software


U.S. Indicts Four Audi Managers for Diesel Deception

Four men tasked with developing a very dirty diesel engine for use in Audi vehicles have been indicted by a U.S. grand jury. The four, including the head of Audi’s Diesel Engine Development department, face charges of wire fraud, violation of the Clean Air Act, and conspiracy, all stemming from the development of an engine that […] The post U.S. Indicts Four Audi Managers for Diesel Deception appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Audi, Diesel, Crime And Punishment, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Audi Managers for Diesel Deception, Audi s Diesel Engine Development


Volkswagen’s Dieselgate Still Going Strong in Europe

While Volkswagen’s diesel emission fiasco has died down in the United States, costing the automaker billions before going achieving dormancy, the legal fires burn brightly in Europe. On November 14th, a German court ruled that VW must reimburse the owner of a Golf the full price of the vehicle from when it was purchased in […] The post Volkswagen’s Dieselgate Still Going Strong in Europe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Industry, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Diesel, Industry News, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Rupert Stadler, News Blog, Diesel Emissions, Diesel Emissions Scandal


After Firing Its Boss, Audi Prepares to Pay the Piper

The scandal has raged for over three years, and Audi clearly wants to be done with it. The company said in a regulatory filing Tuesday that, like Volkswagen, it will not fight a fine handed down by German prosecutors over the selling of rigged diesel engines in that country. Earlier this month, Audi said auf wiedersehen to […] The post After Firing Its Boss, Audi Prepares to Pay the Piper appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Audi, Diesel, Piper, VW Group, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal


VW’s Electrify America Plots Second Batch of EV Charging Stations, Plug-in Propaganda

Volkswagen’s court-mandated subsidiary, Electrify America, has announced its second investment of $200 million into the nation’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and not a moment too soon. Plug-in car sales in the United States have already surpassed last year’s record of nearly 200,000 deliveries, thanks to Tesla’s rollout of the Model 3, and we’ve still got three […] The post VW’s Electrify America Plots Second Batch of EV Charging Stations, Plug-in Propaganda appeared first on The Tr...
Tags: Tesla, Infrastructure, United States, Vw, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Volkswagen, EVs, Dieselgate, Carb, California Air Resources Board, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, EV Charging, Electrify America, Electrify America Plots Second Batch


Porsche is Officially Ditching Diesel

Porsche will quit offering diesel powertrains for its cars and light trucks, effectively adding another nail to the fuel’s coffin. Following Volkswagen Group’s emission’s fiasco in the United States, which included Porsche, Europe has become increasingly critical of diesel-engined vehicles. Citywide bans have have been proposed throughout the region and, as of February, Porsche suspended […] The post Porsche is Officially Ditching Diesel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, United States, Porsche, Autos, Audi, Diesel, Emissions, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, Oliver Blume, News Blog, Diesel Engines, Diesel Emissions Scandal, NOx, Diesel Ban, Porsche Europe


Judge Accuses Former VW Boss of Lying, New Class-action Suit in the Works

A judge hearing a case brought by investors against Volkswagen has deemed its former corporate head, Martin Winterkorn, was too slow in addressing the emissions test cheating that steered the automotive giant into colossal U.S. fines. It’s an early blow against the German company in a suit seeking $10.6 billion in damages for stock losses suffered […] The post Judge Accuses Former VW Boss of Lying, New Class-action Suit in the Works appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Industry, Vw, Lawsuits, Autos, Automotive Industry, Volkswagen, Industry News, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, Martin Winterkorn, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Courtroom Drama, Hot Legal Action


Ein Problem: Volkswagen Facing $10.7 Billion Investor Lawsuit Over Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen Group will be staring down the barrel of a courtroom next week, which isn’t anything new. The automaker’s investors want 9.2 billion euros ($10.7 billion) in compensation after arguing the carmaker should have informed shareholders about a diesel emission scandal before regulators got the word out in 2015. The lawsuit groups 1,668 individual claims, […] The post Ein Problem: Volkswagen Facing $10.7 Billion Investor Lawsuit Over Diesel Scandal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Lawsuits, Autos, Volkswagen, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Hot Legal Action


Volkswagen Preparing for Mass Firings

Volkswagen Group intends to fire a group of employees implicated in the diesel emissions fraud scandal. German prosecutors in Brunswick have identified an inner circle of 39 “suspicious engineers” it believes contributed directly to the emissions cheating. It’s expected that VW will carry out these terminations as quickly as possible, with additional waves of firings […] The post Volkswagen Preparing for Mass Firings appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Diesel, Dieselgate, Emissions Cheating, Emissions Scandal, Volkswagen Group, Brunswick, Herbert Diess, Martin Winterkorn, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Hirings and Firings, Heinz-Jakob Neusser


Line ’em Up: Volkswagen Preparing for Mass Firings

Volkswagen Group intends to fire a group of employees implicated in the diesel emissions fraud scandal. German prosecutors in Brunswick have identified an inner circle of 39 “suspicious engineers” it believes contributed directly to the emissions cheating. It’s expected that VW will carry out these terminations as quickly as possible, with additional waves of firings […] The post Line ’em Up: Volkswagen Preparing for Mass Firings appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Diesel, Dieselgate, Emissions Cheating, Emissions Scandal, Volkswagen Group, Brunswick, Herbert Diess, Martin Winterkorn, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Hirings and Firings, Heinz-Jakob Neusser


Volkswagen Will Continue Shelling Out Dieselgate Dough

Even though the United States has already penalized and fined the crap out of Volkswagen for selling vehicles equipped with emissions-cheating defeat devices, the company remains in hot water. Earlier this month, Germany imposed a fine of $1.2 billion over the “dieselgate” scandal. “Volkswagen accepted the fine and it will not lodge an appeal against […] The post Volkswagen Will Continue Shelling Out Dieselgate Dough appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Emissions, Crime And Punishment, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Rupert Stadler, Martin Winterkorn, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Hot Legal Action


Audi’s Stadler Out as CEO, but Perhaps Only Temporarily

An emergency board meeting held in the wake of Audi CEO Rupert Stadler’s Monday arrest led to the chief executive’s suspension from the company. It was Stadler’s idea, apparently. As the former CEO cools his heels in a Munich jail, held on suspicion of fraud and evidence suppression related to Volkswagen Group’s diesel emissions scandal, […] The post Audi’s Stadler Out as CEO, but Perhaps Only Temporarily appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: People, Munich, Autos, Law And Order, Audi, Diesel, Volkswagen Group, Rupert Stadler, Stadler, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal


Audi CEO Rupert Stadler Arrested, Declared a Flight Risk

Rupert Stadler, chief executive officer of Audi AG, was arrested in Munich Monday morning on suspicion of fraud, according to German prosecutors. The CEO, who took the helm at Audi in 2007 after joining the company in 1990, was taken into custody following a years-long probe into Volkswagen Group’s emissions cheating. While the automaker has […] The post Audi CEO Rupert Stadler Arrested, Declared a Flight Risk appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, People, Munich, Autos, Law And Order, Audi, Diesel, Crime And Punishment, Volkswagen Group, Rupert Stadler, Audi AG, News Blog, Crime & Punishment, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Audi Volkswagen Group


VW’s Diess Met With Department of Justice and FBI Last Week

Volkswagen’s new chief executive officer, Herbert Diess, is believed to have met with the United States’ Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation last week to discuss the manufacturer’s emissions scandal. Details on the matter are scare at present, but the meeting would explain why the U.S. was willing to provide the CEO with a safe-passage guarantee. […] The post VW’s Diess Met With Department of Justice and FBI Last Week appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, Fbi, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Diesel, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Crime And Punishment, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Matthias Müller, Herbert Diess, Martin Winterkorn, United States Department of Justice


U.S. Gives Volkswagen’s New Boss ‘Safe Passage’ Guarantee

Shortly after the United States formally accused former CEO of Volkswagen Martin Winterkorn of criminal wrongdoing related to the company’s diesel emission scandal, it decided to let the company’s new boss know that he’s safe to visit whenever he likes. The U.S. Justice Department has agreed to give Herbert Diess a safe-passage deal that allows him […] The post U.S. Gives Volkswagen’s New Boss ‘Safe Passage’ Guarantee appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Germany, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Diesel, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, U S Justice Department, Volkswagen AG, Matthias Müller, Herbert Diess, Martin Winterkorn, News Blog, Crime & Punishment


Volkswagen’s Former CEO Finally Charged Over Diesel Cheating Scandal

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has been charged by U.S. prosecutors with conspiracy and wire fraud, according to an indictment that was unsealed in a Michigan federal court on Thursday. For those of you who have been following the Dieselgate scandal from the beginning, this has been a long time coming. Winterkorn has been at the […] The post Volkswagen’s Former CEO Finally Charged Over Diesel Cheating Scandal appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Yoko Ono, Vw, Autos, Michigan, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Diesel, Emissions, Crime And Punishment, Dieselgate, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Martin Winterkorn, Ferdinand Piech, Winterkorn, News Blog


German Diesel Probe Goes Deep With Porsche

The investigative parade continues in Germany. Prosecutors investigating Volkswagen Group’s diesel-emissions scandal have now turned their attention to Porsche. Roughly 10 facilities owned by the automaker in Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg were searched by around 160 investigators. Stuttgart-based prosecutors claimed to be interested in three specific individuals suspected of fraud and fraudulent advertising as it relates to […] The post German Diesel Probe Goes Deep With Porsche appeared first ...
Tags: Germany, Vw, Porsche, Autos, Automotive Industry, Bmw, Volkswagen, Bavaria, Audi, Diesel, Stuttgart, Volkswagen Group, Volkswagen AG, Porsche AG, Baden Wuerttemberg, News Blog


Nearly There: Feds Green-light Emission Fix for More Audi Diesels

The Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board have approved emissions repairs for another 24,000 Audi vehicles equipped with the 3.0-liter diesel V6. Back in May, a U.S. District Judge ruled that if Volkswagen Group failed to obtain government approval for fixes on its emissions-cheating diesels, it would be forced to offer owners buy-backs. […] The post Nearly There: Feds Green-light Emission Fix for More Audi Diesels appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, Pollution, Autos, Engines, Audi, Environmental Protection Agency, Diesel, Emissions, Defeat Devices, Volkswagen Group, California Air Resources Board, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Diesel Gate, Hot Legal Action, Regulatory Measures


Nabbed in Miami Bathroom, Volkswagen Executive Gets Seven Years for Role in Diesel Conspiracy

The judge didn’t go easy on the former Volkswagen executive. Oliver Schmidt, 48, former general manager of Volkswagen’s U.S. Environment and Engineering Office, was sentenced to seven years in prison and handed a $400,000 fine Wednesday for his role in covering up the automaker’s diesel emissions deception. Schmidt’s punishment is the maximum allowed under the […] The post Nabbed in Miami Bathroom, Volkswagen Executive Gets Seven Years for Role in Diesel Conspiracy appeared first on The Truth Ab...
Tags: People, Autos, Miami, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Diesel, SCHMIDT, Vw Diesel Scandal, News Blog, Crime & Punishment, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Oliver Schmidt, U S Environment and Engineering Office


Oil Crash: Audi, Volkswagen Discounting Old 3.0-liter TDI Models

Volkswagen’s 3.0-liter diesel V6 isn’t returning to the U.S. anytime soon. After forking over roughly $25 billion in the wake of its diesel deception, the company’s not exactly enthused about getting back into the compression ignition game. But that doesn’t mean buyers aren’t. Europhiles with a penchant for low-end torque can still get their hands […] The post Oil Crash: Audi, Volkswagen Discounting Old 3.0-liter TDI Models appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Deals, Autos, Volkswagen, Engines, Audi, Diesel, Discounts, SUVs, Audi Volkswagen, TDI, Volkswagen Touareg, News Blog, Audi Q7, Diesel Emissions Scandal


Old Hat: European Sale of Diesel Cars Overtaken by Gasoline for the First Time Since 2009

Diesel-powered passenger vehicle sales have fallen in Europe. Data from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) showed diesel’s year-over-year market share plummeting in the first half of 2017, sinking from 50.2 percent to 46.3 percent of all new car registrations in the EU. Helped by negative publicity and governmental intervention, it’s the first time diesels have dipped below […] The post Old Hat: European Sale of Diesel Cars Overtaken by Gasoline for the First Time Since 200...
Tags: Europe, Eu, Stats, Industry, Pollution, Autos, EVs, Diesel, Dieselgate, ACEA, News Blog, European Automobile Manufacturers Association ACEA, Diesel Emissions Scandal, NOx, Studies & Reports, Automobile Manufacturers Association


General Motors Believes Diesel Lovers Haven’t Stopped Loving Diesels

General Motors’ diesel-powered midsize pickup trucks are the only midsize pickup trucks available in America with diesel engines. GM’s Chevrolet Cruze is the only compact car on sale in America with a diesel engine. Although the Mazda CX-5 is scheduled to arrive later this year, diesel-powered editions of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain will […] The post General Motors Believes Diesel Lovers Haven’t Stopped Loving Diesels appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, America, General Motors, Industry, Gm, Autos, Chevrolet, Diesel, Emissions, Gmc, Mazda, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox, News Blog, Diesel Emissions, Dan Nicholson


VW Executive Pleads Guilty to Lesser Charges in Emissions Cheating Case

Oliver Schmidt, a German national and Volkswagen’s former emissions compliance manager in the United States, pleaded guilty in the U.S. District Court in Detroit for his role in the massive diesel emissions scandal. However, he didn’t cop to the complete list of charges. Instead of the 11 felonies and 169 years of possible prison time he was initially […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Government, United States, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Detroit, Diesel, Dieselgate, U S District Court, VW Group, News Blog, James Liang, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Oliver Schmidt


German Prosecutors Look Into Porsche, Bosch Over Diesel Emissions

  While the United States concluded its investigation into Volkswagen Group’s diesel emissions scandal months ago, the wheels of justice turn appear to turn more slowly in Germany. Prosecutors in Stuttgart have launched a preliminary investigation into employees at Porsche to assess whether they were involved in designing any of the company’s emissions-cheating software. Porsche is the latest addition […] The post German Prosecutors Look Into Porsche, Bosch Over Diesel Emissions appeared first o...
Tags: Germany, Industry, United States, Porsche, Autos, Diesel, Stuttgart, Legal Action, Bosch, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Diesel Emissions, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Diesel Engine, Porsche Bosch Over Diesel Emissions


VW Reduces Venerable Management Staff to Bleed the Young

Volkswagen Group is continuing to clean house and has made plans to eliminate a significant number of its management staff using the same “early retirement” tactics offered to its longstanding labor force. It’s another obvious attempt on VW’s part to remake itself into a younger, forward-thinking automaker following the diesel emissions scandal — and save […] The post VW Reduces Venerable Management Staff to Bleed the Young appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Layoffs, Jobs, Finance, Production, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Young, Staffing, Volkswagen Group, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, Out With The Old In With The Young


Profit from Punishment? Volkswagen’s Preferred Emissions Penance Faces Criticism from State Officials and Automakers

Government officials and automakers are accusing Volkswagen of twisting its emissions-cheating penance to its own advantage. As part of its sentence for equipping over half a million vehicles with defeat devices, the United States is forcing VW to spend billions of dollars on a decade-long program that promotes environmentally friendly transportation and green technologies. The company opted […] The post Profit from Punishment? Volkswagen’s Preferred Emissions Penance Faces Criticism from State ...
Tags: Government, Regulators, United States, Vw, Autos, Epa, Volkswagen, Environmental Protection Agency, Electric Cars, Dieselgate, Carb, VW Group, California Air Resources Board, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, EV Charging Network


VW Refuses to Share Probe Findings With Angry Investors

Volkswagen AG announced at its annual shareholders meeting this week that it will not be publishing the findings of an external investigation into its diesel emissions scandal conducted by the Jones Day law firm. The reason for VW’s secrecy is due to an underlying fear among management that the information held in the report would […] The post appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Legal, Vw, Lawsuits, Autos, Volkswagen, Law And Order, Diesel, Investors, Dieselgate, Hans Dieter Poetsch, VW Group, Volkswagen AG, Matthias Müller, Martin Winterkorn, News Blog, Jones Day


Volkswagen Is Offering Huge Discounts on Repaired 2015 Diesel Models, but Isn’t Advertising It

Earlier this year, Volkswagen received the necessary approvals to begin fixing vehicles equipped with 2.0-liter diesel engines that had been modified to circumvent emissions testing. While older VW and Audi models with TDI powerplants continued amassing on vacant lots via its mandatory buyback program, 2015 MY units have begun undergoing engine control module alterations. Those […] The post Volkswagen Is Offering Huge Discounts on Repaired 2015 Diesel Models, but Isn’t Advertising It appeared fi...
Tags: Sales, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Audi, Diesel, Beetle, Dieselgate, Incentives, VW Group, Jetta, SportWagen, News Blog, Passat, Diesel Emissions Scandal


Volkswagen Turned a Defunct Stadium Into a Junkyard and Pontiac Isn’t Pleased

After a lengthy death rattle spanning from 2006 to 2012, Michigan’s Pontiac Silverdome finally closed for good in 2013. Its parking lot, however, remains in use thanks to Volkswagen’s legal obligation to buy back scores of diesel cars following its infamous emissions scandal. In stasis since January, the cars have become an unwelcome addition to the […] The post Volkswagen Turned a Defunct Stadium Into a Junkyard and Pontiac Isn’t Pleased appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Michigan, Volkswagen, Diesel, Pontiac, Pontiac Silverdome, News Blog, Diesel Emissions Scandal, VW emissions crisis