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Volkswagen to settle 'dieselgate' claim with US government for $13.8 billion - report

A new report indicates that the Volkswagen is close to agreeing a US$10.2 billion ($13.8 billion) deal with the US government to settle the 'dieselgate' emissions tests cheating scandal...

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Volkswagen AG details plan for cleaner future, as shareholder meeting turns acrimonious
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Volkswagen AG details plan for cleaner future, as shareholder meeting turns acrimonious

Volkswagen AG says it will fit particulate filters to petrol engines, advocates independent emissions testing on its cars, and wants to be a leader in vehicle electrification and vehicle autonomy. But key shareholders remain furious over dieselgate...


Volkswagen could sell Ducati, MAN - report
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Volkswagen could sell Ducati, MAN - report

The Volkswagen Group is reportedly considering selling off some of its non-core brands to help fund the company's recovery from the 'dieselgate' saga. Anonymous sources have told Bloomberg that, earlier this week, Volkswagen's senior management team presented a sweeping package of proposals to the supervisory board...


Volkswagen under investigation in Germany over deleted 'dieselgate' data
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Volkswagen under investigation in Germany over deleted 'dieselgate' data

Volkswagen is being investigated by authorities in Germany over data that was deleted in advance of the company's public admission that it had installed defeat devices to cheat its way past emissions testing...


Volkswagen gets further 'dieselgate' fix approval in Germany
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Volkswagen gets further 'dieselgate' fix approval in Germany

Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved fixes for around 1.9 million Volkswagen, Audi and Seat diesel vehicles fitted with an emissions testing defeat device. Overnight, the German government approved a fix that covers 1.1 million 2.0-litre EA189 turbo-diesel engines used in the Volkswagen Golf, Passat, Caddy and Tiguan, as well as the Audi A4, A5, A6 and Q5, and Seat Exeo...


Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities
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Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities

Fiat Chrysler is suspected of installing an emissions testing defeat device on diesel versions of the Fiat 500X crossover. According to the Bild am Sonntag, the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA) believes that the device allows the car's emissions control system to work optimally for around 22 minutes before shutting off...


Volkswagen core brand's profit plunges in wake of diesel emissions issue
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Volkswagen core brand's profit plunges in wake of diesel emissions issue

Volkswagen Passenger Cars’ operating profit plunged 86 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 (year-on-year) in the wake of the diesel emissions cheating scandal, though the wider VW Group posted far more robust figures. Volkswagen Group’s core brand suffered a 1.3 per cent dip in worldwide deliveries to 1...


2006 Volkswagen presentation details dieselgate scheme - report
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2006 Volkswagen presentation details dieselgate scheme - report

A 2006 Powerpoint presentation detailing how Volkswagen could cheat its way past emissions testing has been uncovered as part of the ongoing investigation into the dieselgate scandal. Two sources who have seen the presentation have told the The New York Times that the Powerpoint pack was prepared by a top technology executive at the German automaker...


Volkswagen and US govt agree on diesel buyback deal, "substantial compensation"
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Volkswagen and US govt agree on diesel buyback deal, "substantial compensation"

Volkswagen and the US government have reportedly reached a tentative deal regarding some of the cars affected by the dieselgate emissions testing scandal. Just as we were going to press, San Francisco district judge Charles Breyer has confirmed that the two parties have reached a provisional agreement. For the roughly 480,000 EA189 2...


Only Volkwagen used emissions testing defeat devices, says German investigation - report
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Only Volkwagen used emissions testing defeat devices, says German investigation - report

An investigation by German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has concluded that the Volkswagen Group was the only car maker to use defeat devices to cheat its way past emissions testing for diesel-engined cars. Although the final report is scheduled for publication at the end of April 2016, German business daily Handelsblatt has learnt about the investigation's conclusions from anonymous sources within the KBA...


Volkswagen insists new diesels don't have cheat software, but hasn't done real-world tests
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Volkswagen insists new diesels don't have cheat software, but hasn't done real-world tests

Volkswagen this week reaffirmed earlier statements that its EA288 diesel engines used in the latest versions of some core models do not have emissions-cheating software like their earlier EA189 predecessors, but the company has not conducted ‘real-world’ testing to show it...


Volkswagen sued by US government over 'Clean Diesel' ads
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Volkswagen sued by US government over 'Clean Diesel' ads

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun legal proceedings over Volkswagen's 'Clean Diesel' advertising campaign. Overnight, the FTC filed a complaint against Volkswagen in the US District Court covering San Francisco...


PSA Peugeot Citroen publishes first 'real world' fuel consumption figures
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PSA Peugeot Citroen publishes first 'real world' fuel consumption figures

PSA Peugeot Citroen has published what it claims are real-world fuel consumption figures for three of its most popular models, following an announcement late last year that it would commit to greater transparency with buyers...


Volkswagen delayed public admission on emissions cheating in hopes of reducing its fine
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Volkswagen delayed public admission on emissions cheating in hopes of reducing its fine

It has been claimed that Volkswagen held back on a public announcement regarding its emissions testing cheating scheme because it wanted to negotiate a more manageable fine with the US governemnt. Reuters has seen a 113-page report that Volkswagen has submitted in its defence to the Braunschewig local court...


Volkswagen admits former CEO was told of emissions cheating in mid-2014
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Volkswagen admits former CEO was told of emissions cheating in mid-2014

The Volkswagen Group has issued a preliminary statement admitting that its former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, was informed of the emissions cheating scheme back in the middle 2014. This latest development coincides with the company submitting a formal statement of defence in a shareholder lawsuit being heard at the Braunschewig district court...


Audi R&D budget increased since 'dieselgate', technology chief says
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Audi R&D budget increased since 'dieselgate', technology chief says

The recent Audi global press conference at the company's Ingolstadt headquarters marked the first time CarAdvice has heard a member of the VW Group's senior team use the term 'dieselgate'. It was at the same time, however, that Dr Stefan Knirsch, the man responsible for Audi technical development and a member of the Board Of Management for Audi AG, said that the company's research and development budget had in fact increased since the emissions scandal broke...


Volkswagen Group chief Matthias Muller looks forward to "new beginnings"
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Volkswagen Group chief Matthias Muller looks forward to "new beginnings"

At a much more low-key group night than usual on the eve of the 2016 Geneva motor show, every senior figure within the Volkswagen Group reiterated the bright future the brands are looking forward to, once the diesel emissions scandal is behind them. That message was reiterated by Volkswagen Group chairman of the board of management, Matthias Muller, with some measure of humility...


Volkswagen Amarok recalled: First VW Australia diesel campaign commences
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Volkswagen Amarok recalled: First VW Australia diesel campaign commences

The Volkswagen Amarok is the first vehicle to be recalled in Australia as a result of the diesel emissions scandal. Volkswagen Australia today announced the recall would begin with 8694 affected Amaroks. Owners were contacted via email this morning. The company says the recall comprises a software upgrade done by a dealer technician, which will take fewer than 30 minutes to complete per car...


Volkswagen could build EVs in the US as part of dieselgate settlement - report
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Volkswagen could build EVs in the US as part of dieselgate settlement - report

The United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reportedly floated a proposal for Volkswagen to build electric vehicles in the US as part of its settlement for the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal. The two parties are currently in discussions regarding fixes for the roughly half-a-million Volkswagen and Audi cars in the States equipped with the affected EA189 2...


Volkswagen Australia dieselgate recall imminent: Recall explained, no power loss or efficiency issues
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Volkswagen Australia dieselgate recall imminent: Recall explained, no power loss or efficiency issues

A recall announcement for around 77,000 Volkswagen vehicles sold in Australia is imminent, according to Volkswagen Australia. The recall announcement will impact all vehicles fitted with the two affected Volkswagen EA189 engines: the 1.6- and 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel EA189 Volkswagen Group powerplants...