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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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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