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Volkswagen will not change US brand name to 'Voltswagen,' as stunt backfires
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31st Mar 2021
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Volkswagen will not change US brand name to 'Voltswagen,' as stunt backfires

Volkswagen will not change its name in the US to Voltswagen, according to a new report citing insider sources who believe it was an April Fools prank that leaked days earlier than planned. Volkswagen had published a press release confirming the temporary name change for certain electric models in the US, however it appears to have since deleted the bulletin.
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William Davis
Dieselgate: Fallout from emissions saga continues
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26th Sep 2020
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Dieselgate: Fallout from emissions saga continues

Eight more Volkswagen employees have been charged by German prosecutors for their alleged roles in the 'Dieselgate' saga. German authorities have continued their scrutiny of car manufacturers ever since Volkswagen was found to have used software to cheat diesel emissions laws back in 2015. The eight employees were charged with fraud, false certification, and other violations related to emissions laws, news agency Reuters reports.
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Ben Zachariah
Mercedes-Benz pays $4.15 billion in settlements to US authorities, diesel owners
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19th Aug 2020
1 min read

Mercedes-Benz pays $4.15 billion in settlements to US authorities, diesel owners

The parent company of Mercedes-Benz has agreed to settle an investigation and lawsuit into diesel emissions cheat software in the US. An announcement by Daimler – owner of Mercedes-Benz – outlined the settlements to US authorities and those included in the civil lawsuit, totalling almost US$3 billion (AU$4.15B).
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Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download
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20th Dec 2019
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Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcastMORE: All CarAdvice podcasts
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Mandy Turner
Car News Daily: Your daily download
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25th Sep 2019
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Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word. Today's download: LISTEN: Car News Daily podcastLISTEN: Automotive Industry Insights podcastLISTEN: Reverse Gear podcast
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Mandy Turner