Volkswagen dieselgate

Ex-VW boss Winterkorn denies knowing about defeat devices

Jan 20, 2017

Volkswagen’s ex-CEO, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, has told German lawmakers he was unaware of the existence of any defeat devices fitted to 11 million VW vehicles before late August, 2015. Winterkorn, who has since resigned...

Volkswagen negotiates $4.3b deal with U.S. Justice Department

Jan 12, 2017

Volkswagen has negotiated the terms of a criminal and civil settlement with the U.S. Justice Department worth $4.3 billion, according to reports. The settlement, now in a concrete draft format, is still pending approval by...

Volkswagen settles on $1 billion buy-back or fix plan for 3.0 TDI engines in U.S.

Dec 21, 2016

Volkswagen has reached an agreement with U.S. regulators, agreeing to a $1 billion settlement in regard to its 3.0-litre TDI engines embroiled in the dieselgate scandal. The $1 billion settlement includes plans to fix, or...

Volkswagen to contribute $200 million to pollution fund in U.S.

Dec 21, 2016

Volkswagen has agreed to contribute as much as US$200 million into a pollution reduction fund in the U.S. in the ongoing aftermath of the dieselgate emissions scandal. A source closely involved on the settlement told...

Volkswagen to spend up to US$1.6b on buy-back plan in Canada

Dec 20, 2016

Volkswagen has agreed to a buy-back program in Canada worth some US$1.6 billion in the aftermath of the dieselgate emissions scandal. The deal is said to involve a buy-back, fix or compensation deal for the...

Volkswagen could face criminal charges in South Korea, record US$32m fine

Dec 08, 2016

South Korea has confirmed it is aiming to file criminal charges against Volkswagen executives, and issue 37.3 billion won (about AU$42 million) in fines. The $42 million (about US$32m) worth of fines are unprecedented in...

Volkswagen Australia announces recall for 61,000 dieselgate cars

Dec 05, 2016

Volkswagen Australia has announced a voluntary recall of around 61,000 VW and Skoda models implicated in the emissions-cheating scandal. Volkswagen announced yesterday it had received approval from the Federal Government for the recall, which has...

Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs, help pay for emissions scandal

Nov 21, 2016

Volkswagen has announced wide scale redundancies across its workforce, with up to 30,000 jobs set to be cut in the aftermath of the dieselgate scandal. The announcement was made by VW CEO Matthias Mueller at...

VW admits Audi transmission could give incorrect emissions data

Nov 15, 2016

Volkswagen subsidiary Audi has confirmed that recently discovered software installed in the transmission of some of its vehicles can in fact manipulate emissions results. Last week we heard news on revelations from German publication Bild...

New Audi A3 & Q4 delayed due to dieselgate scandal – report

Nov 03, 2016

The launch of Audi’s new A3 and all-new Q4 models have reportedly been delayed by problems arising from the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal. German publication Auto Motor und Sport is reporting that engineers within Audi, a...

Volkswagen denies dieselgate fix could damage engines – report

Oct 31, 2016

Volkswagen has categorically denied claims that its fix for diesel powertrains implicated in the dieselgate scandal could damage the engine. So far Volkswagen Group has refitted around 1.23 million vehicles with a software update, dismissing...

Volkswagen’s shift to EV powertrains to cause up to 10,000 job cuts – report

Oct 31, 2016

Volkswagen’s move toward electrification could cost up to 10,000 jobs, according to an executive cited in reports. Karlheinz Blessing, Volkswagen’s head of human resources, told German publication Frankfurter Allgemeiine Zeitung that the company’s shift toward...