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Volkswagen board backs CEO, chairman in markets case

The full Volkswagen board of directors has defended CEO Herbert Diess and Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch against charges the two failed to give investors timely notice of the company’s impending …


Volkswagen bosses charged in Germany over diesel scandal

German prosecutors said Tuesday they have charged Volkswagen’s current chief executive and chairman as well as its former CEO with market manipulation in connection with the diesel emissions scandal that …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 5:13 p.m.

Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from the 2015 diesel emissions scandal, the German automaker and …


UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019, 8:03 p.m.

California skirts Trump, signs mileage deal with 4 companies

Four major automakers have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage and greenhouse gas emissions standards, bypassing the Trump administration’s push to freeze requirements at 2021 levels.


UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles

Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that’s mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed …


From Nazis to hippies: End of the road for Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It’s the end of the road for a vehicle that …


UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 11:40 a.m.

Spokane ready to add electric buses to STA fleet

Two fully electric buses will be added to STA’s fleet, paid for with proceeds from Volkswagen’s diesel-vehicle scandal and subsequent financial settlements.


Former Volkswagen CEO charged with fraud in Germany

German prosecutors have indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn and four others on charges of fraud and unfair competition.


Volkswagen to network factories in the cloud with Amazon

Automaker Volkswagen says it is partnering with Amazon to develop cloud computing capacity aimed at improving efficiency and coordination across the company’s global factory network.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

SEC charges Volkswagen, former CEO with defrauding investors

The SEC said that between April 2014 and May 2015, Volkswagen issued more than $13 billion in bonds and asset-backed securities in U.S. markets when senior executives knew that more …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 7:59 a.m.

Thanks to VW scandal, STA to add electric bus to fleet

Spokane Transit Authority is getting its first fully electric bus, the first in what may be full electrification of its fleet, in the next one to three years, the agency …


Ford, Volkswagen in talks to build VWs at U.S. Ford plants

VW CEO Herbert Diess told reporters after a meeting at the White House that the automaker in talks with Ford. The meeting was held Tuesday with executives from VW, BMW …


VW to stop making iconic Beetle next summer

After selling it on and off in the U.S. for nearly seven decades, Volkswagen has decided to squash its iconic Beetle.


Trial begins in $10B investor lawsuit against Volkswagen

Trial proceedings have begun in the lawsuit brought against Volkswagen by investors alleging the company did not give them timely notice of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on …


Monitor urges more openness at Volkswagen in wake of scandal

The official overseeing Volkswagen’s court settlements in its diesel scandal says he is pushing back against the company’s practice of withholding some information on the grounds of confidentiality protections.


Appeals court backs $10B Volkswagen emissions cheating deal

A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal.


With new CEO, VW shifts focus from scandal to future tech

Volkswagen’s new CEO said Friday that the automaker must “significantly step up the pace” as it pushes into electric and self-driving vehicle technologies and shakes up its culture in the …


Hyundai, VW, ink deals with all-star autonomous vehicle firm

Hyundai and Volkswagen each say they’re partnering with a U.S. autonomous vehicle tech firm led by former executives from Google, Tesla and Uber.


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017, 7:22 p.m.

Judge sends VW manager to prison for 7 years in diesel scam

A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Volkswagen senior manager to seven years in prison for covering up a scheme to evade pollution limits on U.S. diesel vehicles, calling it an …


State could use VW diesel settlement to boost electric vehicles

A state agency wants to take some $113 million Washington will receive from Volkswagen for dirty diesel engines and use it to boost the use of vehicles that produce less …


Feds probe effectiveness of VW air bag wiring recall

U.S. safety regulators are investigating complaints that a Volkswagen recall may not fix a wiring problem that can stop the front driver’s air bag from inflating in a crash.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 29, 2017, 5:20 p.m.

Volkswagen promises to roll out 2 new models every year

Volkswagen plans to offer two new U.S. models every year for the foreseeable future and double the length of its warranties as it tries to attract new customers and recover …


VW plots return to relevance in U.S. following diesel scandal

Volkswagen is rolling out its plan for reselling most of the cars involved in the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating scandal.


Volkswagen recalls 281K cars because engines can stall

Volkswagen is recalling almost 281,000 CC and Passat sedans and wagons in the U.S. because the fuel pumps can fail and cause the cars to suddenly stall.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 12:39 p.m.

VW engineer gets prison, $200,000 fine in diesel scandal

U.S. prosecutors will seek a three-year prison sentence on Friday for a Volkswagen engineer who had a key role in the company’s diesel emissions scandal.


Volkswagen workers strike in Slovakia

Workers at Volkswagen’s Slovak unit began an indefinite strike over wages, underscoring the risk of a skilled-labor shortage materializing in a key European Union manufacturing hub as unemployment plumbs record …


UPDATED: Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:01 p.m.

Independent monitor: Volkswagen trying to change

Former U.S. deputy attorney general Larry Thompson, who must certify the policies and practices Volkswagen is putting in place to ensure compliance with anti-fraud and environmental laws, said his “initial …


French emissions probe clears Opel, but other automakers accused of fraud

French investigators say they have found evidence of possible emissions fraud in Fiat, Renault, Peugeot-Citroen and Volkswagen cars sold in France, but have found no proof of fraud in Opel …


German Volkswagen exec stays in jail in U.S. emissions cheating case

A judge on Thursday refused to set a bond and release a German Volkswagen executive who was arrested in the company’s U.S. emissions scandal while on vacation in Florida.


VW’s comeback faces roadblock from Trump tax on Mexican Beetles

Volkswagen is bracing for another blow from the U.S. government. After agreeing to spend more than $23 billion to clean up its diesel-cheating scandal, the German auto giant risks staying …