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US pressuring German firms 'daily' over Iran sanctions

Frankfurt Am Main - Washington's ambassador in Berlin has been pressuring German firms "daily" to comply with American sanctions on Iran, a spokeswoman said Thursday, even as European governments look to shield their companies from US ire.

VW plans reforms to move away from dieselgate

Tarnished by the diesel emissions scandals (where cars were modified to provide misleading readings) the German car giant Vollswaggen has announced a series of measures to improve the company's image.

Workers strike at VW plant in Portugal

Lisbon - Production at a Volkswagen factory in Portugal was paralysed Wednesday as workers went on strike over plans to introduce a mandatory Saturday shift to allow for production of a new compact SUV model.

VW recalling 281,000 vehicles due to defect

Washington - The US branch of embattled German carmaker Volkswagen announced Tuesday it was recalling 281,000 vehicles to fix a faulty fuel pump in another blow to the company's image.

Judge blesses $1 bn compensation deal in VW diesel case

Washington - A federal judge in California on Thursday said he would approve a $1.2 billion settlement between Volkswagen and the US authorities over the last 80,000 cars in the company's emissions-cheating scandal.

US judge orders VW to pay $2.8 bln criminal penalty

Chicago - A US judge on Friday sentenced Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the diesel emissions cheating scandal, in line with a deal struck between the automaker and the US government.

Lawmakers to quiz Merkel over role in VW's 'dieselgate'

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces Wednesday a grilling by lawmakers investigating if her government shielded Volkswagen from regulators despite knowing the auto giant was carrying out emissions cheating.

Judge gives final approval in Volkswagen emissions settlement

San Francisco - A US judge on Tuesday granted final approval for a $14.7 billion class action settlement in Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal.

Volkswagen says CEO got diesel snag warning as early as May 2014

Frankfurt - Volkswagen's former chief executive may have been warned as early as May 2014 of possible anomalies dogging its diesel engines, 16 months before the scandal erupted worldwide, the company admitted.

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 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.

Porsche chief Mueller favourite to be VW's new CEO

Frankfurt - Matthias Mueller, head of luxury sportscar maker Porsche, looks set to take the steering wheel at scandal-hit Volkswagen, replacing Martin Winterkorn who stepped down two days ago.

VW scandal tarnishes German 'green' credentials, industry pride

Frankfurt - "Made in Germany" was a tag that inspired confidence the world over and industrial prowess, along with "green" credentials, were a constant source of pride for Europe's economic powerhouse.

No indication other carmakers cheated: German transport minister

Berlin - German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said Tuesday there was no indication so far that other carmakers aside from Volkswagen were involved in cheating US pollution tests.

Volkswagen 'faces U.S. criminal probe' on cheating scandal

Washington - The United States has opened a criminal investigation into Volkswagen, which has admitted almost 500,000 of its cars in the US have a clean-air cheating device, a source close to the probe told AFP Tuesday.

Merkel urges 'full transparency' from VW in cheating scandal

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel pressed auto giant Volkswagen Tuesday to assure "full transparency" in a spiralling scandal over pollution test cheating.

We 'screwed up': Volkswagen US chief

New York - The chief executive of Volkswagen America, Michael Horn, used unusually candid language to apologize and admit wrongdoing after the German car giant was caught cheating in US pollution measuring tests.

Volkswagen faces new probes into pollution cheating scandal

Frankfurt - Shares in Volkswagen plunged further on Tuesday as the German auto giant faced fast-spreading worldwide investigations and a potentially huge financial hit from the snowballing scandal about cheating US pollution tests.VW shares shed as much as 6.

German auto giant Volkswagen slams into huge false emission scam

Frankfurt - German auto giant Volkswagen's shares plummeted nearly 20 percent Monday as investigations spread into revelations that hundreds of thousands of its diesel cars have software that secretly thwarts US pollution tests.

Berlin orders 'extensive tests' on all Volkswagen diesel modelsĀ 

Berlin - The German government has ordered extensive tests on all Volkswagen diesel models, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told Bild on Monday, after it was revealed the company had programmed software to thwart US pollution control tests.

Op-Ed: VW safety experiment aims at reducing drivers' speeds

Volkswagen New Zealand has launched a revolutionary new campaign to reduce speed related auto fatalities by reminding drivers how much they have to live for.

Porsche to replace engines in all its 2014 911 GT3 sports cars

Porsche will replace the engines in all of its current model year 911 GT3 sports cars and has told owners to stop driving the cars because they could catch fire, the Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE> unit said on Tuesday.

VW recalls 160,351 Passat sedans in U.S., Canada for light issue

Volkswagen AG <VOWG_p.DE><VLKAY.PK> said it is recalling about 160,351 Passat sedans in the United States and Canada because a low-beam headlight could become inoperable.

Anti-union workers sue Volkswagen, UAW over Tennessee plant

Three anti-union Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> workers have sued the German automaker and the United Auto Workers in a U.S.

UAW slams decision giving anti-union workers voice in VW dispute

The United Auto Workers on Wednesday sharply criticized and vowed to appeal a U.S.

VW near decision to produce SUV at Skoda or Seat plant: official

Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> is close to deciding on whether to produce a new sport-utility vehicle (SUV) for its mass-market brands Skoda and Seat at a plant in the Czech Republic or Spain, a Skoda union leader said on Tuesday.

Legal test central to U.S. union challenge of VW plant vote

A bid by the United Auto Workers union to invalidate the results of an election it lost at a Tennessee Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> plant may hinge on the novel application of a legal test used by U.S.

VW recalls almost 600,000 Caddy vans on tailgate malfunction

German carmaker Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE> said on Wednesday it is recalling 589,000 Caddy small delivery vans globally to fix a condition that may cause an open tailgate to snap shut.

Tennessee VW workers challenge UAW objection to plant vote

Five Volkswagen workers moved on Tuesday to undercut the United Auto Workers' appeal to an election that resulted in the union's failure to organize VW's Chattanooga, Tennessee plant earlier this month, an ant...
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