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Last ever VW Beetle model rolls off Mexican production line

Jul 11, 2019 - 7:10 AM

A Mariachi band plays as German auto giant Volkswagen launches the final edition of its iconic 'Beetle' car from its Mexican factory

FINAL EDITION. A Volkswagen 'Beetle', the final edition of the iconic car, is pictured inside the factory in Puebla, Puebla State, Mexico, on July 10, 2019. Photo by Juan Carlos/AFP

Volkswagen to cut up to 7,000 jobs at VW brand

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:03 PM

The job cuts announced Wednesday, March 13, come on top of an existing restructuring program slashing 21,000 positions worldwide

JOB CUTS. The company logo of German car maker Volkswagen (VW) is pictured at the company's headquarters in Wolfsburg, northern Germany on March 12, 2019. Photo by Tobias Schwarz/AFP

Scandal-hit Volkswagen set to name new CEO

Apr 12, 2018 - 3:32 PM

According to reports, Herbert Diess, head of the VW brand, is slated to take Matthias Mueller's place

Former VW engineer gets 40 months in 'dieselgate' scandal

Aug 26, 2017 - 12:24 AM

James Robert Liang is sentenced to 40 months in prison and ordered to pay a 200 000 fine after pleading guilty to charges he conspired to defraud the United States and violate the Clean Air Act

VOLKSWAGEN'S DIESELGATE. A Diesel Volkswagen that the company bought back from consumers is loaded on a trailer in the parking lot of the Pontiac Silverdome on August 4, 2017 in Pontiac, Michigan. File photo by Jeff Kowalsky/ AFP

LOOK: Volkswagen PH launches road safety program for kids

May 21, 2017 - 3:12 PM

The campaign aims to help prepare children to become responsible adult road users

CHILDREN SAFETY. Automobile company Volkswagen Philippines launches Child Safety Initiative 2.0 at Robinson's Magnolia in Quezon City. Photo by Basmarie Jane Marin/Rappler

Volkswagen CEO faces first probe over 'dieselgate'

May 17, 2017 - 10:50 PM

Matthias Mueller and others allegedly delayed telling Porsche SE shareholders of the financial consequences of the software manipulation by Volkswagen AG

BARRAGE OF LAWSUITS. This file photo taken on January 10, 2016 shows Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller during a press event in Detroit, Michigan. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Lawmakers to quiz Merkel over role in VW's 'dieselgate'

Mar 08, 2017 - 1:19 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a grilling by lawmakers investigating if her government shielded Volkswagen from regulators despite knowing the auto giant was carrying out emissions cheating

Workers stand on a scaffold lift, under a giant VolksWagen logo at VolksWagen's original headquarters building, now under renovation in Wolfsburg, northern Germany, on September 30, 2015. File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

Pollution from rigged German Volkswagens to kill 1,200 – study

Mar 03, 2017 - 9:17 PM

The researchers estimate that 1 200 people in Europe will die early each losing as much as a decade of their life as a result of excess emissions generated the Massachusetts Institute of Technology which took part in the study explains

EMISSIONS SCANDAL. This file photo taken on September 22, 2015 shows the logo of German car maker Volkswagen in Hanover, central Germany. File photo by Julian StratenSchulte/ DPA/ AFP

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Feb 03, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs in huge post-dieselgate revamp

Nov 18, 2016 - 8:02 PM

It s a major step forward and undoubtedly one of the biggest in the history of the company says Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess

VOLKSWAGEN. A worker stands on a scaffold lift, under a giant VolksWagen logo at VolksWagen's original headquarters building, now under renovation in Wolfsburg, northern Germany, on September 30, 2015.File photo by John Macdougall/AFP

German prosecutors extend 'dieselgate' probe to Volkswagen chairman

Nov 07, 2016 - 12:00 AM

Hans Dieter Poetsch is now under investigation over his previous role as Volkswagen s chief financial officer

(FILES) This file photo taken on December 10, 2015 shows Hans-Dieter Poetsch, supervisory board chairman of German carmaker Volkswagen, during a press conference in Wolfsburg, central Germany.  German prosecutors probing whether Volkswagen executives manipulated the markets in the wake of the "dieselgate" scandal have widened their investigation to include the chairman of the group's supervisory board, the auto giant said on November 6. / AFP PHOTO / TOBIAS SCHWARZ

Audi tech chief leaves after reports link him to 'dieselgate'

Sep 27, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Stefan Knirsch allegedly knew that Audi s 3 0 liter diesel engines had cheating software even before the scandal erupted

(FILES) This file photo taken on March 3, 2016 shows Stefan Knirsch, responsible for the technical development and member of the board of German car maker Audi, during his company's annual press conference in Ingolstadt, southern Germany.  Audi's head of technical development stepped down "with immediate effect" on September 26, 2016, the luxury carmaker announced, after German media accused him of involvement in parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal. / AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOF STACHE

Investors sue Volkswagen for 8.2B euros over 'dieselgate'

Sep 22, 2016 - 10:35 PM

The European Commission says Volkswagen has promised that all cars across the bloc will be fixed by autumn 2017

(FILES) This file photo taken on January 10, 2016 shows Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller during a press event in Detroit, Michigan. German car giant Volkswagen is the target of 1,400 legal cases from investors claiming a total of 8.2 billion euros in compensation over its emissions cheating scandal, the state court in Brunswick said in a statement on September 21, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / JEWEL SAMAD

Volkswagen engineer indicted in US emissions case

Sep 10, 2016 - 12:50 AM

James Liang helped develop the diesel engines equipped with defeat devices for some 500 000 Volkswagen cars sold in the United States

(FILES) This file photo taken on September 29, 2015 shows the logo of German car maker Volkswagen at a dealership in Woodbridge, Virginia. A US judge on August 25, 2016 gave German automaker Volkswagen until October 24 to come up with a fix for three-liter diesel engines rigged to cheat emissions tests, or face trial. Meanwhile, Volkswagen indicated it has reached a settlement deal in principle with US dealerships over diesel-cheat losses.  / AFP PHOTO / PAUL J. RICHARDS

Australia sues Volkswagen for millions over emissions cheating

Sep 01, 2016 - 11:15 PM

Volkswagen engaged in multiple breaches of the Australian consumer law says ACCC Chairman Rod Sims

A Volkswagen car is driven through Sydney's central business district on October 1, 2015. Australia's competition watchdog has warned that Volkswagen could be hit with up to Aus$1.1 million (US$780,000) in fines for each pollution-cheating device installed and in use in its cars in the country. AFP PHOTO/William WEST / AFP PHOTO / WILLIAM WEST

Volkswagen reaches deal with suppliers

Aug 24, 2016 - 4:35 PM

The German carmaker and its suppliers Cartrim and ES Guss agree to keep details of the agreement secret

epaselect epa05507564 A sign reading 'Delivery - maufacturing materials' shows the direction for trucks arriving at the entrance to the VW†factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, 23 August 2016. Car manufacturer Volkswagen says an agreement has been reached in the supply dispute between VW and two important parts suppliers. EPA/JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE

Volkswagen cuts nearly 28,000 workers' hours over supply woes

Aug 22, 2016 - 5:30 PM

UPDATED Workers at the carmaker s factories in Wolfsburg Emden Zwickau Kassel Salzgitter and Brunswick are affected

epa05498937 Two men work into work before the start of their shifts at Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, 19 August 2016. Volkswagen (VW) has been forced to temporarily shut down its production of popular 'Golf' model in Wolfsburg and the 'Passat' model in Emden due to suppliers that have stopped delivery of car parts to the VW factories. EPA/SEBASTIAN GOLLNOW

Volkswagen, suppliers to hold talks on production-crippling dispute

Aug 21, 2016 - 11:45 PM

The German carmaker and its suppliers ES Automobilguss and Cartrim will try to resolve their dispute through negotiations

epa05498866 An exterior view of the ES Automobilguss GmbH company site in Schoenheide, Germany, 19 August 2016. The company supplies parts to Volkswagen AG, which is currently operating short-time working due to supply bottlenecks. Volkswagen is currently in judicial conflict with ASA Prevent Group, a company that owns two of VW's suppliers that have stopped delivery of car parts to factories. Volkswagen has been forced to temporarily shut down its production of popular vehicles Golf in Wolfsburg and Passat in Emden. EPA/BODO SCHACKOW

US finds evidence of criminality in VW probe – report

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:52 AM

The Justice Department is now negotiating a settlement which may involve significant financial penalties for the company The Wall Street Journal reports

A blue-and-white checkered pattern reflected in a VW€ vehicle's badge, in Munich, Germany, August 2, 2016. Peter Kneffel/EPA

Volkswagen Korea head apologizes, questioned on emission fraud

Aug 12, 2016 - 12:15 AM

I am sorry for the situation and we will do everything faithfully to cooperate with the prosecutor CEO Johannes Thammer is quoted as saying

Johannes Thammer (C), CEO of Volkswagen Korea, is surrounded by journalists as he arrives at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul on August 11, 2016. The head of Volkswagen's South Korean unit apologised as he presented himself to state prosecutors for questioning over the German carmaker's emissions fraud scandal. / AFP PHOTO / YONHAP / YONHAP

South Korea suspends sale of 80 Volkswagen models

Aug 02, 2016 - 2:16 PM

The South Korean Environment Ministry also hands down a fine of 16 million against the German carmaker

epa05451523 South Korean Environment Ministry official Hong Dong-gon briefs the press on South Korea's sales ban and certification nullification for 80 Volkswagen vehicle models whose emissions results were fabricated at the Sejong government complex, south of Seoul, South Korea, 02 August 2016. The ministry also announced a 17.8 billion won (16 million US dollar) fine on the German automaker. EPA/YONHAP SOUTH KOREA OUT

Volkswagen net profit falls 57% in second quarter

Jul 28, 2016 - 9:15 PM

The carmaker s earnings in the second quarter of 2016 are weighed down by costs related to the diesel emissions cheating scandal

epa05442177 (FILE) A file dated 21 April 2016 shows a Volkswagen logo on a car in the lot of a VW dealership in Alexandria, Virginia, USA. According to news reports on 26 July 2016, a US federal judge gives preliminary approval to a 15 billion US dollar settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal in a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles. VW admited on 2015 that it had cheated on its US exhaust tests. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Volkswagen gets preliminary approval for US emissions settlement

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM

US District Judge Charles Breyer praises the enormous effort to settle the scandal and sets an October 18 deadline for final approval of the deal

epa05442175 (FILE) An archive picture made available on 23 June 2016 shows the US flag reflected in the hood of a Volkswagen (VW) in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA, 13 May 2009. According to news reports on 26 July 2016, a US federal judge gives preliminary approval to a 15 billion US dollar settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal in a deal that includes an option for owners to have the carmaker buy back their vehicles. VW's admited on 2015 that it had cheated on its US exhaust tests. EPA/FRISO GENTSCH

Volkswagen execs named in new emissions lawsuits

Jul 20, 2016 - 4:20 PM

Current Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller and his predecessor Martin Winterkorn are accused of being aware early on about the so called dieselgate scandal

epa05368860 Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, at press conference at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, 16 June 2016. The German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) introduced its strategy until the year of 2025. EPA/JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE

California rejects Volkswagen plan to fix 3-liter diesel cars

Jul 14, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The California Air Resources Board says the carmaker s proposed measures are substantially deficient and do not meet legal requirements

epa05271222 A Volkswagen automobile is seen in the lot of a VW dealership in Woodland Hills, California, USA, 21 April 2016. Media reports on 21 April state Volkswagen is to buy back cars in USA following emissions scandal, as part of an agreement with US regulators. VW representatives are to meet with US judicial authorities for a hearing at a federal court in San Francisco to discuss the issue on 21 April. EPA/MIKE NELSON

Record Volkswagen payout in US 'dieselgate' settlement

Jun 28, 2016 - 11:11 PM

UPDATED While this announcement is an important step forward let me be clear it is by no means the last says US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates

VOLKSWAGEN SCANDAL. An employee looks through a pair of binoculars as he stands next to a corporate logo of Volkswagen (VW) on the rooftop of an office building of the German car manufacturer in Wolfsburg, Germany, September 25, 2015. Photo by Rainer Jensen/EPA

Volkswagen chief tells shareholders sorry for emissions scandal

Jun 22, 2016 - 7:35 PM

UPDATED This misconduct goes against everything that Volkswagen stands for says Matthias Mueller as he faces angry shareholders

epa05382974 Matthias Mueller, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG, is seen on video screens as he speaks at the shareholder's meeting of Volkswagen AG at the Deutsche Messe AG Exhibition Grounds in Hanover, Germany, 22 June 2016. EPA/SEBASTIAN GOLLNOW

Volkswagen places question mark over future of diesel technology

Jun 21, 2016 - 6:45 PM

It s clear even today that treating exhaust gas fumes will become very costly and elaborate says Volkswagen chief Matthias Mueller

epa05368926 Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, speaks at a news conference at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany, 16 June 2016. The German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) introduced its strategy until the year of 2025. EPA/JULIAN STRATENSCHULTE

VW ex-boss probed for market manipulation

Jun 20, 2016 - 10:32 PM

Volkswagen s former boss Martin Winterkorn is under investigation for having allegedly manipulated the market by holding back information about emissions cheating at the automobile giant

UNDER INVESTIGATION. This file photo taken on March 13, 2014 shows Martin Winterkorn, then CEO of German carmaker Volkswagen (VW), attending the company's annual press conference in Berlin. Photo by Johannes Eisele / AFP

US authorities extend deadline for Volkswagen in 'dieselgate' scandal

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:00 PM

A San Francisco district court gives the German carmaker until June 28 to present its plan to compensate US car owners

epa05327037 An exterior view of the San Francisco Federal Courthouse where US Justice Department officials and attorneys representing Volkswagen appeared in a 'Status Conference' in a lawsuit over diesel emissions, in San Francisco, California, USA, 24 May 2016. EPA/JOHN G. MABANGLO

Germany probes Volkswagen staffer for 'destroying proof' of fraud

Jun 09, 2016 - 9:50 PM

Investigators believe the staffer told colleagues to get rid of data connected to the cheating scandal

epa05271222 A Volkswagen automobile is seen in the lot of a VW dealership in Woodland Hills, California, USA, 21 April 2016. Media reports on 21 April state Volkswagen is to buy back cars in USA following emissions scandal, as part of an agreement with US regulators. VW representatives are to meet with US judicial authorities for a hearing at a federal court in San Francisco to discuss the issue on 21 April. EPA/MIKE NELSON

EU ignoring diesel pollution despite Volkswagen scandal – NGO

Jun 07, 2016 - 12:15 PM

Brussels based group Transport Environment T E accuses regulators of not addressing over pollution

epa05195105 Marc Oliver Dahl, head of the repair shop of a Volkswagen (VW) dealer, runs a diagnosis program at a VW Passat TDI in Solingen, Germany 04 March 2016. Volkswagen started a massive recall of diesel cars to update the emissions software in a move to regain customers' trust lost in the Volkswagen emission scandal. EPA/MARIUS BECKER

Volkswagen profits whiplashed by 'dieselgate' scandal

May 31, 2016 - 11:30 PM

UPDATED The German carmaker s net profit plunges by 20 1 in the first quarter of 2016 but it is satisfied with its performance in view of the many challenges it is facing

epa05288264 (FILE) A file picture dated 27 February 2016 shows 'Wichtige Benachrichtigung' (lit. 'Important notice') is written on a letter by Volkswagen in front of a VW Passat Diesel in Straubing, Germany. Car manufacturer Volkswagen had installed illegal software in their Diesel motors EA189, which lowers the amount of nitrogen oxide during tests. A software update is said to solve the problem. Volkswagen informed their clients via letters that their cars need to be reprogrammed. EPA/ARMIN WEIGEL

Volkswagen, Toyota buy into ridesharing

May 25, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Toyota signs a memorandum of understanding with Uber to explore collaboration while Volkswagen makes a strategic investment in Gett

epa04944345 A picture made available on 23 September 2015 shows a Chinese Uber driver using the Uber app on his mobile phone in Beijing, China, 22 September 2015. With almost 20 million cars sold last year, China is the largest passenger cars market in the world and chronic traffic congestions in many of its cities like Beijing is one of the reasons why taxi and car hailing smartphone apps offered by Didi Kuaidi and Uber Technologies Inc. are widely popular with commuters. EPA/HOW HWEE YOUNG

Scandal-hit Volkswagen also faces US union battle

Apr 26, 2016 - 2:20 PM

The carmaker will challenge a ruling that would allow the United Auto Workers union to negotiate a labor contract for 160 maintenance workers

epa04942153 (FILE) A file photo dated 21 February 2012 shows an exterior view of the Volkswagen automobile assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Volkswagen's shares plunged on 21 September 2015 after US environmental protection authorities threatened to impose fines of up to 18 billion dollars on the carmaker, following its admission of systematically cheating US air pollution tests. EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Volkswagen top executives ready to accept 'sharp cuts' in bonuses

Apr 13, 2016 - 11:40 PM

Bonuses for executives of the German carmaker usually reach millions of euros a year

epa05228045 A man looks at the Volkswagen display at the 2016 New York International Auto Show at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York, New York, USA, 23 March 2016. The show is open to the public from 25 March until 03 April 2016. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

US sues Volkswagen for deceptive 'clean diesel' campaign

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:18 AM

UPDATED Volkswagen Group of America says its priority is to find a solution to the diesel emissions matter and earn back the trust of our customers and dealers

VOLKSWAGEN SCANDAL. An employee looks through a pair of binoculars as he stands next to a corporate logo of Volkswagen (VW) on the rooftop of an office building of the German car manufacturer in Wolfsburg, Germany, September 25, 2015. Photo by Rainer Jensen/EPA

Volkswagen recalls 800,000 vehicles worldwide

Mar 25, 2016 - 9:55 AM

The announcement comes two days after VW said it was recalling 177 000 of its new Passat cars in Europe owing to a potential electrical fault

RECALLED VEHICLES. A file photo dated September 14, 2011, of a Volkswagen 'Touareg' model driving down a steep incline in front of the landmark Frankfurt Fair Tower building at the International Motor Show IAA in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Photo by Arne Dedert/EPA

Investors sue Volkswagen in Germany for over 3 billion euros

Mar 16, 2016 - 7:45 AM

They say the carmaker knew about the irregularities long before the scandal broke and should have informed them way back

epa05072804 FILE - A file picture made available on 22 September 2015 shows new Volkswagen vehicles lined up on a car park in Lehrte, Germany, 15 July 2013. EPA/JULIEN STRATENSCHULTE

Volkswagen US chief steps down amid emissions scandal

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:15 PM

The company says Michael Horn has left to pursue other opportunities without giving further details

epa05203532 (FILE) A file picture dated 08 October 2015 of Volkswagen Group of America President and CEO Michael Horn prepares to testify before a House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on 'Volkswagen's Emissions Cheating Allegations: Initial Questions' in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA. Horn resigns from his post as CEO of VW's USA part with immediate effect, VW of America announced on 09 March 2016. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

German, French prosecutors widen net in VW emissions probe

Mar 09, 2016 - 6:15 PM

German prosecutors are now looking at 17 suspects while French investigators are probing serious fraud by Volkswagen

epa05187917 Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller speaks during a press conference ahead of the opening of the 86th Geneva international motor show 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland, 29 February 2016. The 86th Geneva international motor show will be open from 3 to 13 March 2016. EPA/ULI DECK

VW says wrongfooted by US going public on emissions

Mar 07, 2016 - 10:09 PM

Embattled German automaker Volkswagen believed it could clear up emissions cheating allegations with US authorities amicably and was caught off guard by them going public instead

VW. The logo of German car maker Volkswagen is seen on the wheel cap of a vintage VW beetle car at a workshop in Usseln, western Germany, on November 4, 2015. Photo by DPA / Uwe Zucchi / Germany Out / AFP

Volkswagen chief vows to 'learn from past mistakes'

Mar 01, 2016 - 3:45 PM

Matthias Mueller says the embattled carmaker will resolve its cheating scandal this year

epa05187918 Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller speaks during a press conference ahead of the opening of the 86th Geneva international motor show 2016, in Geneva, Switzerland, 29 February 2016. The 86th Geneva international motor show will be open from 3 to 13 March 2016. EPA/ULI DECK

Volkswagen faces huge US lawsuit over pollution cheating

Feb 25, 2016 - 10:50 AM

The auto giant is accused of one of the most brazen corporate crimes in history

epa05097386 Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Board of Volkswagen Brand speaks at the North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan, USA, 11 January 2016. Auto manufacturers from around the globe come to show off their latest models and concepts. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH

Mexico slaps $8.9M fine on Volkswagen

Feb 16, 2016 - 2:43 PM

The fine stems from thousands of VW cars sold without certificates for emissions and noise compliance

epa05152898 (FILE) A file photo dated 07 March 2012 showing a Volkswagen employee inspecting a Tiguan SUV vehichle at the final inspection in the VW plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. Volkswagen said 10 February 2016 the company would recall 680,000 VW cars in the USA, built between 2006 and 2014, due to possible defects in Takata-built airbag inflators. EPA/JOCHEN LUEBKE

Volkswagen, Flint point to weakness in US environmental protections

Jan 31, 2016 - 2:51 PM

The two scandals follow similar patterns: government regulators missed a serious violation of environmental laws and only found out from members of the public

CITY IN CRISIS. The Flint River backdropped by the city skyline on January 23, 2016 in Flint, Michigan. Brett Carlsen/Getty Images/AFP

Toyota keeps top global automaker crown

Jan 27, 2016 - 1:55 PM

UPDATED The Japanese firm sells more vehicles in 2015 than scandal hit Volkswagen as well as General Motors

epa04999490 Toyota Motor Corp. displays its new Prius at the 44th Tokyo Motor Show 2015 in Tokyo, Japan, 28 October 2015. The Tokyo Motor Show will be open to the public from 30 October to 08 November 2015. EPA/KIMIMASA MAYAMA

VW chief apologizes over emissions scandal on first US trip

Jan 11, 2016 - 9:16 AM

UPDATED Matthias Mueller also says Volkswagen plans to make an additional 900 million investment in the United States to build a new mid size SUV

A picture made available November 4, 2015 shows Matthias Mueller, CEO of Volkswagen AG, standing after a tour in the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, October 21, 2015. Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

Volkswagen says pollution cheating dates back to 2005

Dec 11, 2015 - 9:22 AM

The costs facing Volkswagen are still incalculable not only in terms of reputation and global earnings but also possible fines and legal costs

VOLKSWAGEN SCANDAL. An employee looks through a pair of binoculars as he stands next to a corporate logo of Volkswagen (VW) on the rooftop of an office building of the German car manufacturer in Wolfsburg, Germany, September 25, 2015. Photo by Rainer Jensen/EPA

Volkswagen to shed more light on pollution-cheating scandal

Dec 10, 2015 - 11:27 AM

The aim of the press conference is to inform the public of the current state of the investigations into the diesel affair and the company s strategic re orientation according to the invitation

VOLKSWAGEN'S HEAD. CEO of Volkswagen AG, Matthias Mueller, speaks during a press conference at the VW factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, November 20, 2015. File Photo by Julian Stratenschulte/ EPA