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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...

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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...


Volkswagen quality assurance chief resigns
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Volkswagen quality assurance chief resigns

Frank Tuch, Volkswagen Group's head of quality assurance, has quit the company and will be replaced by company veteran Hans-Joachim Rothenpieler. In a statement issued overnight, Volkswagen says that Tuch is leaving the company "at his own request to take on new responsibilities elsewhere, and will continue to serve in an advisory capacity"...


First Volkswagen dieselgate fix approved in the EU
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First Volkswagen dieselgate fix approved in the EU

Germany's Federal Transport Authority (KBA) has approved the first dieselgate related fix from Volkswagen. In a simple statement the KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) announced that it had approved the fixes planned by Volkswagen for Amarok utes fitted with the 2.0-litre EA189 turbo-diesel engine...


Volkswagen engine developers, board member knew of emissions testing defeat device - report
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Volkswagen engine developers, board member knew of emissions testing defeat device - report

Contrary to earlier claims from Volkswagen that only a small group of engineers knew of the company's emissions testing defeat devices, a new report claims that it was an open secret within some departments. A veteran of Volkswagen's engine development department has spoken to German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung, and public broadcasters NDR and WDR...


Renault raided, cleared in French emissions testing investigation
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Renault raided, cleared in French emissions testing investigation

French authorities have confirmed that they conducted a raid on three Renault facilities as part of their on-going investigation into possible emissions testing violations throughout the French automotive industry. The raids reportedly took place on January 7 as part of the work of a independent technical commission, setup by the French government, into the possible use of emissions testing "defeat devices"...


Volkswagen's proposed dieselgate fixes rejected by US regulators
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Volkswagen's proposed dieselgate fixes rejected by US regulators

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have both rejected Volkswagen's proposed fixes for its cars affected by the dieselgate emissions testing affair...


US government sues Volkswagen over dieselgate affair
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US government sues Volkswagen over dieselgate affair

The US Department of Justice has filed a civil lawsuit, on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency, against Volkswagen Group in the US, including its Audi and Porsche brands. In the suit, the government is seeking damages for Volkswagen's use of emissions testing defeat devices on Volkswagen and Audi cars fitted with its EA189 2...


Volkswagen emissions scandal a “chain of errors”, small group to blame
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Volkswagen emissions scandal a “chain of errors”, small group to blame

Volkswagen has released a progress report on the investigation into the emissions cheating scandal that came to light in September, pointing to strategy weaknesses and “a chain of errors” as significant factors in the company’s wrongdoings. In a statement today, the company said that there had been deficiencies in official processes and “a mindset in some areas of the company” that led a small number of individuals to breach rules...