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VW to challenge Tesla with sub-compact electric for $21,000

Sources are saying Volkswagen is now planning on introducing a subcompact, entry-level crossover, with a starting price of about $21,000. According to the report, VW expects to sell 200,000 units of this entry-level unit in its all-electric I.D. range.

Germans vent VW fury in mass 'dieselgate' suit

Frankfurt Am Main - German consumer groups filed Thursday the country's first class-action suit over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal, in a first taste for the auto giant of the anger felt by duped diesel drivers.

Germans to vent VW fury in mass 'dieselgate' suit

Frankfurt Am Main - Volkswagen will on Thursday get a taste of the anger felt by duped German diesel drivers when consumer groups file the country's first class-action suit over an emissions cheating scandal.

Volkswagen drops Audi chief accused of diesel fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German car giant Volkswagen said Tuesday it was removing Rupert Stadler, the chief executive of subsidiary Audi who has been jailed in an emissions fraud probe since June, from his post and the parent group's board.

Volkswagen to end iconic 'Beetle' cars in 2019

New York - Volkswagen announced Thursday it would end production of its iconic "Beetle" cars in 2019 after adding a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles.

Volkswagen to end iconic 'Beetle' cars in 2019

New York - Volkswagen announced Thursday it would end production of its iconic "Beetle" cars in 2019 after adding a pair of final editions of the insect-inspired vehicles.

Top VW shareholder faces investor fury in own 'dieselgate' suit

Frankfurt Am Main - A German court on Wednesday began hearing a lawsuit pitting Porsche SE, the majority shareholder in Volkswagen, against angry investors who say they were told too late about the diesel emissions cheating scandal.

VW faces first big German court date over 'dieselgate'

Brunswick - The first major German court case against Volkswagen over the "dieselgate" scandal that has shaken up the car industry opened Monday, as investors pursue the world's largest automaker for billions in compensation.

Volkswagen faces German court showdown over 'dieselgate'

Frankfurt Am Main - Three years after the "dieselgate" scandal shook it to its foundations, Volkswagen next week faces a first major court case in Germany over cheating emissions tests on millions of vehicles worldwide.

Volkswagen accused of ruining Mexican crops with 'hail cannons'

Cuautlancingo - Volkswagen is facing new accusations. But they have nothing to do with cheating on emissions tests. Instead, farmers in Mexico are accusing the car-maker of causing a drought.

Volkswagen in dispute with Mexican farmers

Puebla - Mexican farming communities accused German auto giant Volkswagen on Tuesday of "arbitrarily" provoking a drought in the central state of Puebla to protect its newly manufactured cars from hail.

Volkswagen recalls 700,000 SUVs over short circuit risk

Frankfurt Am Main - German auto behemoth Volkswagen said Monday it was recalling 700,000 SUVs around the world, warning that lights built into their sunroofs risk short-circuiting if they become wet.

Volkswagen announces 'Electrify Canada' EV charging network

Ajax - Mirroring its Electrify America network of public fast chargers for electric cars in the U.S., Volkswagen announced Thursday that it will set up a similar network in Canada—called Electrify Canada.

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

Frankfurt Am Main - German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.

VW says will pay 1 bn euro German fine over emissions cheating

Berlin - Auto giant Volkswagen said Wednesday it would pay a one billion euro ($1.2 billion) fine imposed by German prosecutors for diesel emissions cheating.

Volkswagen rejects 'protectionism' after US car tariff threat

Frankfurt Am Main - Car behemoth Volkswagen warned Thursday against "one-sided protectionism" after the United States said it was considering new taxes on auto imports in the name of national security."One-sided protectionism has never helped anyone in the long term.

VW 'contests' report boss knew of diesel cheating risk

Frankfurt Am Main - German carmaker Volkswagen rejected Sunday a report that chief executive Herbert Diess knew of the financial risks from the firm's massive diesel cheating earlier than he has so far acknowledged.

Volkswagen just ordered $48 billion in electric car batteries

A few hours after Elon Musk berated analysts for what he perceived as unimaginative questions, Volkswagen AG said it was writing a check for batteries that almost match Tesla’s entire market value.

Electrify America to build network of charging stations across US

Volkswagen Group's Electrify America is rolling out an ambitious plan to partner with retail companies and developers to bring fast charging for electric vehicles to more locations across the United States, and the project is starting this year.

German police arrest Porsche manager over diesel scandal

Berlin - German police have detained a Porsche manager in a probe into the diesel emissions cheating scandal that the luxury car brand's parent company Volkswagen has struggled to shed.

German police arrest Porsche manager over diesel scandal

Berlin - German police have detained a Porsche manager in a probe into the diesel emissions cheating scandal hanging over the luxury car brand's parent company Volkswagen.

German police raid Porsche execs in diesel probe

Frankfurt Am Main - German police raided the offices of Porsche and Audi Wednesday as part of a fraud probe against two top Porsche executives and a former employee of the luxury carmaker in connection with the diesel emissions cheating scandal.

New VW boss vows reform, 'not revolution' to overcome diesel scandal

Wolfsburg - Volkswagen's new chief vowed Friday to push on with reform and cultural change to steer the German auto giant out of the cloud of the "dieselgate" scandal and into a future of electric cars and sustainable mobility.

Scandal-hit Volkswagen set to name new CEO

Berlin - German car giant Volkswagen is set to replace its chief executive Matthias Mueller Thursday, as it struggles to move on from the "dieselgate" emissions scandal that has mired the company since 2015.

British VW drivers invited to join 'Dieselgate' legal action

London - British drivers were on Thursday given the chance to join collective legal action against German carmaker Volkswagen over the emissions-cheating "Dieselgate" scandal.

Volkswagen in UK court over 'dieselgate'

London - Thousands of British Volkswagen car owners took their compensation battle to London's High Court on Tuesday over the emissions-cheating"dieselgate" scandal that has plagued the German carmaker.

German prosecutors raid VW over carbon dioxide emissions

Berlin - German authorities said Thursday they had again raided the headquarters of the world's largest carmaker Volkswagen in a probe over financial market manipulation related to excessive exhaust emissions from its vehicles.

Volkswagen boss 'convinced of diesel renaissance'

Frankfurt Am Main - The chief executive of the world's largest carmaker Volkswagen said Tuesday he was convinced of a comeback for diesel motors, two-and-a-half years after the firm admitted to emissions cheating on a massive scale.

Volkswagen profit roars back two years after 'dieselgate'

Frankfurt Am Main - The world's largest carmaker Volkswagen appeared back in racing form Friday, as its 2017 results revved back to levels not seen since before its devastating "dieselgate" emission cheating scandal.VW said in a statement it had booked an 11.

Volkswagen net profit more than doubles in 2017

Frankfurt Am Main - The world's largest carmaker Volkswagen said Friday it more than doubled net profits in 2017, with record sales helping it overcome headwinds including its long-running diesel scandal.VW said in a statement it had booked an 11.
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