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EU wins powers on new cars after VW diesel scandal

Brussels - The EU gained new powers Thursday to spot-check vehicles and fine automakers under tougher rules agreed after the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal.

Volkswagen announces $650 million investment in Argentina plant

Buenos Aires - German automaker Volkswagen on Friday announced a plan to invest $650 million in an Argentina plant where it will manufacture a new sport-utility vehicle, according to a statement released by the government.

Volkswagen to invest $1.7 billion in electric truck technology

VW’s trucks chief Andreas Renschler, speaking on the sidelines of a company event in Hamburg on Wednesday said Volkswagen will invest 1.4 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in new technologies including electric trucks and buses by 2022.

Volkswagen to invest $84 billion in electric cars and batteries

German car manufacturer Volkswagen (VW) has announced that it will spend $84 billion on electric cars and batteries. The company made the announcement at a pre-Frankfurt Motor Show.

Volkswagen's new electric minibus will hit the road in 2022

On August 19, Volkswagen announced at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California that its electric microbus, the I.D. BUZZ concept car, will go into production, with the vehicle arriving at dealerships in 2022.

Op-Ed: End of the road for petrol engines? World going electric, fast

Sydney - Whatever the fossil fuel sector says, the ancient technologies which are killing the world are themselves dying out. Petrol engines are on the way out, in no uncertain terms.

EU drafts tougher 'Dieselgate' rules to stop cheating

Brussels - The European Union moved Monday to crack down on emissions cheating after the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" scandal by giving the EU executive more powers to monitor testing and fine automakers.

VW confirms forecast after jump start to 2017

Frankfurt Am Main - German carmaker Volkswagen on Wednesday confirmed its forecasts for 2017 after boosting revenue and profits in the first quarter, even as its emissions cheating scandal continues to make headlines.The group reported net profit of 3.

VW to launch production of electric utility vehicle in Poland

Varsovia - German carmaker Volkswagen will manufacture its new e-Crafter electric utility vehicles at a factory in neighbouring Poland, a spokesman for the group said Thursday.

German prosecutors search Audi offices over 'dieselgate'

Frankfurt Am Main - State prosecutors in southern Germany said Wednesday they had searched offices belonging to carmaker Audi over parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal.

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

Paris - Pollution from 2.6 million Volkswagen cars sold in Germany between 2008 and 2015, rigged to appear eco-friendly, will cause 1,200 premature deaths in Europe, a study of the fraud's health impacts said Friday.

Luxembourg prosecutes unknown person in VW scandal

Luxembourg - Luxembourg has filed a criminal case against an unknown person in an unusual step related to the Volkswagen "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.

German prosecutors probing ex-VW chief Winterkorn for fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German prosecutors said Friday they were investigating Volkswagen's former chief executive Martin Winterkorn on suspicion of fraud over the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, dealing a blow to the auto giant's attempts to move on from the crisis....

VW ex-boss denies prior knowledge of pollution cheating

Berlin - Former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn said Thursday that he did not know the beleaguered German auto giant was engaging in systematic emissions cheating until shortly before the scam broke.

Volkswagen defies 'dieselgate' to boost sales in 2016

Frankfurt Am Main - Scandal-hit German carmaker Volkswagen said Monday it increased sales in 2016, despite strong headwinds after it admitted to cheating on regulatory emissions tests for millions of vehicles.VW said it had delivered 5.99 million vehicles last year, up 2....

EU launches legal action against Germany over VW emissions scandal

Brussels - The European Commission launched legal action on Thursday against authorities in seven EU nations including Germany and Britain for failing to crack down on emissions cheating exposed by the Volkswagen "Dieselgate" scandal.

Five things to know about VW's 'dieselgate' scandal

Frankfurt - It has been 14 months since Volkswagen admitted to fitting millions of cars with cheating software to dupe emissions tests, plunging the German auto giant into one of the biggest scandals ever to hit the industry.

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

Frankfurt Am Main - Volkswagen on Friday announced the biggest revamp in its history, cutting 30,000 jobs in a huge savings plan to help the German auto giant recover from the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal.

German prosecutors extend 'dieselgate' probe to VW chairman

Frankfurt - 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 Sunday.

Volkswagen and Audi recalling 283,000 cars and SUVs for gas leaks

If it's not one thing, then it's another for carmaker Volkswagen lately. The company is recalling about 110,000 2015 and 2016 Volkswagen Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks, Golf SportWagen wagons and Audi A3 luxury cars because of a potential gas leak.

VW working hard to get through 'dieselgate'

Paris - Volkswagen boss Matthias Mueller said Wednesday that the troubled German automaker is using "all available resources" to work its way through the "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal which has engulfed it.

Slain hiker's wife testifies in first day of Marin murder trial

San Rafael - Slain yoga teacher Steve Carter sent a text message to his wife moments before he was murdered on a Marin County hiking trail last year, according to testimony heard Monday at the start of a murder case against two West Coast drifters.

Judge gives Volkswagen one more month to settle diesel fix

San Francisco - Volkswagen missed its deadline today to present an agreement to fix diesel emission problems affecting over half-a-million cars in the United States.

Das illegal: VW sued by U.S. in emissions scandal

Washington - Volkswagen officially received notice of a lawsuit by the Feds on Monday for its alleged role in the illegal installation of emissions-disabling devices in 600,000 diesel vehicles.

VW scandal prompts Germany to toughen approval rules

Berlin - Germany's transport minister said Sunday that in the wake of the Volkswagen emission cheating scandal, major automakers would have to disclose their engine software to state regulators.

New sales of VW cars down 2.0% in Germany in November

Frankfurt - The number of new Volkswagen cars registered in Germany declined by 2.0 percent in November, but VW remained the biggest-selling brand in its home country, official data showed on Wednesday. New registrations of VW cars declined by 2.

VW says 'around 50' witnesses have come forward in internal probe

Frankfurt Am Main - Around 50 employees of German auto giant Volkswagen have come forward to testify in the group's internal probe into a massive pollution-cheating scandal, a spokesman said on Tuesday.

Volkswagen cuts $1 billion in spending amid scandal

Still reeling from the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen had set aside $7.3 billion to recover. That may not be enough. The company recently decided to cut its capital investments by $1.1 billion, or about 8 percent of the total.

Op-Ed: Easy decision day; EIA crude oil inventories rise

Many Fed policymakers have been saying they will raise interest rates since March, but there are also doves among the Fed, arguing against rate hikes.

Op-Ed: Black Monday's 28th anniversary

Twenty-eight years ago Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average crashed; a one day loss of 508 points, or 22.6 percent, down to 1,738 on what is now referred to as Black Monday. It was by far the largest one-day percentage drop in US stock market history.
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