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Top German court to rule on VW 'Dieselgate' compensation

Frankfurt Am Main - Almost five years after Volkswagen's admission to cheating on emissions tests involving millions of diesel engined cars, a top German court will on Monday finally rule in a battle over compensation for tens of thousands of affected owners.

Top German court to hear first 'dieselgate' case

Frankfurt Am Main - Herbert Gilbert is just one of tens of thousands of drivers who have sued Volkswagen for cheating emissions tests, but he will make legal history Tuesday when his "dieselgate" case becomes the first to reach Germany's top court.

VW strikes 'dieselgate' compensation deal with German consumers

Frankfurt Am Main - German giant Volkswagen has struck a compensation deal with domestic consumer groups representing owners of cars caught up in its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, a court said Friday.

Volkswagen says production suspended in Algeria

Frankfurt Am Main - Carmaker Volkswagen has suspended production in Algeria, where the head of its local partner has been detained since June in a corruption probe, a spokesman for the German auto giant said.

Volkswagen unveils new Golf as end of era nears

Frankfurt Am Main - Volkswagen unveiled the newest incarnation of its iconic Golf hatchback on Thursday, counting on the bestseller to help fund a costly switch to the electric era and bridge the gap to the cars of the future.

Current, former VW bosses face 'market manipulation' charges

Frankfurt Am Main - Weeks after its latest attempted new start with an all-electric car, Volkswagen is again in the legal weeds over its years-old "dieselgate" scandal, as charges against top executives pile on top of mass lawsuits by investors and car owners.

Last ever VW Beetle model rolls off Mexican production line

Puebla - German auto giant Volkswagen launched the final edition of its iconic "Beetle" car from its Mexican factory on Wednesday at a ceremony accompanied by a Mariachi band.

Daimler cuts its profit forecast over diesel scandal costs

Daimler shares fell as much as five percent on Monday after the German automaker cut its profit forecast for the third time in 12 months to take account of the cost of its diesel transgressions.

DOJ opens criminal probe into Ford emissions certifications

In an SEC filing on Friday, Ford Motor Company disclosed the U.S. Justice Department has opened a criminal investigation into the automaker’s emissions certification process.

German prosecutors charge ex-VW boss with fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German prosecutors said Monday they had charged former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn and four other managers over "dieselgate", bringing the cheating scandal back into the headlines just as VW battles to move on from the affair.

German prosecutors charge ex-VW boss Winterkorn with fraud

Frankfurt Am Main - German prosecutors said Monday they had charged former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn and four other managers over the group's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.

Bugatti La Voiture Noire — The most expensive new car ever

Geneva - Introduced at the Geneva International Motor Show on Tuesday, the most expensive new car ever sold is a one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire luxury sports car that has gone for 16.7 million euros (US$18.9 million).

Evian and Volkswagen — Two sustainability success stories

Across the globe, corporations, businesses, and city leaders are working to create a sustainable and circular economy in light of climate change. This week, we will focus on Evian and Volkswagen.

Volkswagen to install Tesla battery packs at EV charge stations

Volkswagen's Electrify America said on Monday it will install Tesla battery storage packs at more than 100 charging stations across the United States to keep costs down for drivers charging electric vehicles.

Electrify America installs California's first 350-kW EV station

San Francisco - Electrify America, Volkswagen's court-ordered community service for its dieselgate settlement, has just installed some very powerful chargers in California.

Volkswagen may use U.S. Ford plants to build electric vehicles

Washington D.c. - U.S. auto manufacturer Ford is talking with Volkswagen in Washington, DC about the German auto maker possibly using Ford plants to make electric vehicles and sharing its platform with Ford in the U.S.

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.
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