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Volkswagen Dieselgate cheating stretched back to 1999, US states claim

In new litigation this week, three US states have accused Volkswagen of trying to cheat its way past diesel emissions testing since 1999. The attorney generals of New York, Maryland and Massachusetts have filed new lawsuits with evidence stating that Volkswagen has been working on emissions testing defeat devices since 1999...

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Volkswagen diesel class action back in Australia's Federal Court
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Volkswagen diesel class action back in Australia's Federal Court

Volkswagen will return to the Federal Court in Sydney this Thursday morning, July 7, over the defeat-device diesel emissions saga. Email updates were sent out today from firms Bannister Law and Maurice Blackburn, which are undertaking ‘no win, no fee’ open class action suits against the German car-maker, including the Audi and Skoda divisions...


Bullish Volkswagen Australia claims buyers "not being swayed by sensationalism" on diesel
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Bullish Volkswagen Australia claims buyers "not being swayed by sensationalism" on diesel

Volkswagen Australia managing director Michael Bartsch jumped firmly onto the front foot this morning, contending that strong sales of its diesel-dominated van and ute range in June was another example of buyers “not being swayed by sensationalism” regarding Dieselgate...


CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more
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CarAdvice Podcast episode 10: Tesla tragedy, Panamera unveiled, Alaskan revealed, Dieselgate discussed, and much more

Welcome to episode 10 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner hold the fort on their own, exploring the latest news and reviews from CarAdvice across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for July 1

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Volkswagen Group Australia: critics "ignoring polar differences" in regional 'dieselgate' cases
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Volkswagen Group Australia: critics "ignoring polar differences" in regional 'dieselgate' cases

The managing director of Volkswagen Group Australia, Michael Bartsch, said today that key differences in regional laws and regulations, in relation to the ongoing 'dieselgate' scandal, are being ignored. Speaking today after news of a massive $20 billion settlement with Volkswagen owners and government departments in the United States, Bartsch said: “It is regrettable that interested parties ignore the polar differences between emission regulations in the United States and Australia...


Volkswagen agrees to $20b US 'dieselgate' compensation, buyback scheme
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Volkswagen agrees to $20b US 'dieselgate' compensation, buyback scheme

The US government and Volkswagen have agreed to a deal totalling around US$14.7 billion ($20 billion) to settle most of the government legal action over the automaker's use of emissions testing defeat devices on half-a-million diesel cars sold in the States. The German automaker believes that out of the 499,000 affected 2...


Volvo executive says company was suspicious of Volkswagen diesels years ago
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Volvo executive says company was suspicious of Volkswagen diesels years ago

A senior Volvo Cars executive has admitted that the company was suspicious of Volkswagen’s diesel emissions performance as many as seven years ago, though it lacked the proof to raise any questions publicly. Kent Falck, a 29-year Volvo veteran, said the Swedish brand was unsure at the time how Volkswagen was passing EPA restrictions to sell diesel engines in the US when its own developers could not...


Volkswagen Group Australia responds to local concerns over 'dieselgate'
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Volkswagen Group Australia responds to local concerns over 'dieselgate'

As Volkswagen works through a multi-billion-dollar settlement in the US and a first 'fix' approval in Germany for the ongoing 'dieselgate' scandal, the company's Australian arm has again offered reassurance to local owners that their vehicles are safe...


Volkswagen to settle 'dieselgate' claim with US government for $13.8 billion - report
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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. Two sources have told the Associated Press that the Volkswagen Group has reached a tentative agreement with various government agencies, and that full details of the settlement will be announced on Tuesday (US time) by San Francisco district court judge Charles Breyer...


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...