Volkswagen installed ‘defeat devices’ in thousands of diesel cars, UK High Court rules

Volkswagen installed ‘defeat devices’ in thousands of diesel cars, UK High Court rules

The case relates to the installation of unlawful “defeat devices” in thousands of its diesel vehicles.

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Light-touch climate measures - New sense of urgency needed

Light-touch climate measures - New sense of urgency needed

German prosecutors yesterday charged six Volkswagen executives with fraud, accusing them of “deliberately misleading” behaviour over diesel emissions in 2015.

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Volkswagen ‘cheated’ emissions standards designed ‘to save lives’, UK court told

Volkswagen ‘cheated’ emissions standards designed ‘to save lives’, UK court told

Tens of thousands of motorists who bought VW, Audi, Seat and Skoda diesel vehicles are taking legal action for compensation.

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‘Decisive court battle’ over Volkswagen emissions scandal set to begin

‘Decisive court battle’ over Volkswagen emissions scandal set to begin

The English litigation was filed back in 2016, but has now reached what lawyers have called ‘a decisive court battle’.

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Proceedings under way in Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal lawsuit

Proceedings under way in Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal lawsuit

Some 470,000 consumers want to establish a right to compensation in a class action against the car giant.

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Volkswagen working with Amazon to improve worldwide factory efficiency

Volkswagen working with Amazon to improve worldwide factory efficiency

The world’s largest car manufacturer is working on an industrial cloud.

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Volkswagen sued in US over diesel cheating

Volkswagen sued in US over diesel cheating

Volkswagen and its former chief executive have been sued by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over claims they failed to disclose to investors that diesel vehicles violated emission standards.

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Volkswagen wins appeal against diesel car owner: German court

Volkswagen wins appeal against diesel car owner: German court

A German court has ruled in favour of Germany’s biggest carmaker Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer seeking compensation for having bought a diesel car affected by emissions cheating, a spokeswoman said.

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Porsche stops making diesel models after VW emissions scandal

Porsche stops making diesel models after VW emissions scandal

Porsche has not had any diesels in its range since February.

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Throwing ex-boss under bus could backfire on VW

Throwing ex-boss under bus could backfire on VW

Forcing former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn to pay for at least some of the €25bn stemming from the diesel-rigging scandal could backfire on the vehicle maker.

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New VW boss in ‘safe passage’ deal

New VW boss in ‘safe passage’ deal

Tom Schoenberg and Christoph Rauwald Not long after US authorities filed sealed charges against Volkswagen’s old chief executive, they granted the new CEO a rare ‘safe-passage’ deal.

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Volkswagen boss may be replaced in restructuring

Volkswagen boss may be replaced in restructuring

Volkswagen may replace its chief executive as part of a management restructure, the car maker has said.

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Volkswagen suspended executive in response to use of monkeys in exhaust tests

Volkswagen suspended executive in response to use of monkeys in exhaust tests

Car giant Volkswagen has suspended its head of external relations and sustainability in response to controversy over experiments in which monkeys were exposed to diesel exhaust.

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Ex-Volkswagen CEO 'knew about emissions cheating earlier than claimed'

Ex-Volkswagen CEO 'knew about emissions cheating earlier than claimed'

German prosecutors have expanded their probe into Volkswagen's diesel car emissions scandal, claiming they have evidence former CEO Martin Winterkorn may have known of the cheating earlier than he claimed.

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Six VW executives face charges

Six VW executives face charges

The US Department of Justice has announced charges against six executives at Volkswagen.

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Volkswagen to pay $4.3 fine after admitting charges in emissions scandal

Volkswagen to pay $4.3 fine after admitting charges in emissions scandal

Car giant Volkswagen has pleaded guilty to three charges in the US in connection with the emissions scandal and will pay a $4.3 billion US dollar penalty.

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Earnings statement sees Volkswagen share price soar

Earnings statement sees Volkswagen share price soar

Volkswagen shares have soared after the German car giant revealed its first-half earnings before charges related to its emissions scandal were "significantly higher" than market forecasts.

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Volkswagen to repay loans of almost €1bn early

Volkswagen to repay loans of almost €1bn early

Volkswagen has said it will repay a pair of loans from the European Investment Bank totalling €975m early as the company grapples with fallout from its diesel emissions scandal.

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Volkswagen agrees to pay out €9bn in emissions cheating scandal

Volkswagen agrees to pay out €9bn in emissions cheating scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay around $10.2bn (€9bn) to settle claims in the US from its emissions cheating scandal, sources say.

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Volkswagen's ex CEO investigated over emissions-rigging claims

Volkswagen's ex CEO investigated over emissions-rigging claims

German prosecutors have opened an investigation of Volkswagen's former CEO on allegations of market manipulation in connection with the company's emissions rigging scandal.

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Volkswagen boss apologises to Barack Obama over emissions scandal

Volkswagen boss apologises to Barack Obama over emissions scandal

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Mueller has apologised in person to US president Barack Obama for the car-maker's emissions scandal.

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Volkswagen to start road tests for all vehicles' emissions

Volkswagen to start road tests for all vehicles' emissions

Volkswagen will start road testing all its vehicles’ emissions, with the results to be verified by a third party, the company’s chairman has said.

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Irish Competition Commission to investigate Volkswagen scandal

Irish Competition Commission to investigate Volkswagen scandal

The Irish Competition and Consumer Protection Commission has launched a formal investigation in the emissions scandal at Volkswagen.

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Environmental activists protest at Volkswagen headquarters

Environmental activists protest at Volkswagen headquarters

Environmental activists have protested outside the main entrance to Volkswagen's headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany.

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Moody's downgrades Volkswagen due to emissions scandal

Moody's downgrades Volkswagen due to emissions scandal

Credit ratings agency Moody’s has downgraded Volkswagen’s debt due to the possible financial impact of the company’s car emissions scandal.

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Volkswagen admits underestimating CO2 emissions in 800,000 cars

Volkswagen admits underestimating CO2 emissions in 800,000 cars

Volkswagen has found a new issue around what it calls "unexplained inconsistencies" in carbon dioxide emissions from 800,000 vehicles.

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Volkswagen shares slide after latest emissions cheating claims

Volkswagen shares slide after latest emissions cheating claims

Volkswagen shares have dropped after US environmental officials said the company equipped more models than previously thought with software that let the cars cheat on diesel emissions tests.

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Volkswagen Ireland says emission scandal solution will not affect value of cars

Volkswagen Ireland says emission scandal solution will not affect value of cars

Volkswagen has stopped sales in the European Union of the remaining new cars that contain the diesel engine fitted with the software that was used to cheat on US emissions tests.

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Volkswagen Ireland executives set to face Transport Committee

Volkswagen Ireland executives set to face Transport Committee

Executives from Volkswagen Ireland will face a grilling from TDs and Senators today when the Transport Committee looks at the emissions scandal at the car maker.

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Volkswagen market share dips in Europe amid emissions scandal

Volkswagen market share dips in Europe amid emissions scandal

Volkswagen saw its market share in Europe drop fractionally in September, when its emissions scandal broke mid-month, as its sales growth lagged behind the wider market.

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German order triggers recall of 8.5 million Volkswagen cars in Europe

German order triggers recall of 8.5 million Volkswagen cars in Europe

German authorities have ordered a recall of all Volkswagen cars fitted with emissions test-cheating software, a decision that will affect 8.5 million VW diesel vehicles across the European Union.

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Germany orders mandatory recall of Volkswagen cars

Germany orders mandatory recall of Volkswagen cars

Germany’s motor transport agency has ordered a mandatory recall of Volkswagen cars sold with software that enabled them to evade diesel emissions testing.

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Volkswagen will begin recalling cars in the new year

Volkswagen will begin recalling cars in the new year

Volkswagen owners have started getting letters saying their cars are among thousands caught up in the diesel emissions scandal.

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VW recalls diesel vehicles in China to correct emissions

VW recalls diesel vehicles in China to correct emissions

Volkswagen is recalling 1,950 diesel vehicles in China to correct engine software the German car maker has admitted cheats on emissions tests.

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German prosecutors raid VW headquarters in emissions scandal

German prosecutors raid VW headquarters in emissions scandal

German prosecutors have carried out searches in connection with their investigation into the Volkswagen emissions scandal, seeking material that would help clarify who was responsible for the cheating.

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Volkswagen's US boss admits he knew about emissions cheat two years ago

Volkswagen's US boss admits he knew about emissions cheat two years ago

The boss of Volkswagen in the United States has admitted he knew about the company's emissions scandal more than a year ago.

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Volkswagen aiming to recall cars in January

Volkswagen aiming to recall cars in January

Volkswagen could start to recall cars containing emissions test-rigging devices in January, the company's new chief executive has said.

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VW boss warns workers of pain to come over emissions scandal

VW boss warns workers of pain to come over emissions scandal

Volkswagen’s new chief executive has told more than 20,000 gathered workers that the company will have to review planned investments and contain costs as it works to overcome a scandal over vehicles that cheated on emissions tests.

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VW's California test centre under scrutiny over emissions scandal

VW's California test centre under scrutiny over emissions scandal

Questions are swirling around Volkswagen’s only test centre in North America, following the German car giant’s admission that it rigged diesel vehicle emissions tests in the US.

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Angela Merkel urges Volkswagen to clear up emissions scandal

Angela Merkel urges Volkswagen to clear up emissions scandal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called Volkswagen’s emissions-rigging scandal a “far-reaching event” and demanded the world’s largest carmaker quickly investigate it.

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Concern that Volkswagen emissions fix will affect car performance

Concern that Volkswagen emissions fix will affect car performance

The fuel consumption and performance of the cars caught up in the Volkswagen emissions scandal could be affected by measures taken to correct the vehicles.

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Volkswagen confirms number of cars in Ireland affected by emissions scandal

Volkswagen confirms number of cars in Ireland affected by emissions scandal

Volkswagen Group Ireland has confirmed the number of cars affected by the diesel emissions scandal in Ireland.

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Irish standards authority to take action after Volkswagen emissions scandal

Irish standards authority to take action after Volkswagen emissions scandal

The head of the National Standards Authority of Ireland has said that there will be action taken here over the Volkswagen emissions rigging scandal.

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Diesel vehicles from many carmakers producing high levels of pollution, says report

Diesel vehicles from many carmakers producing high levels of pollution, says report

High levels of pollution are being emitted by diesel vehicles built by a range of car makers other than Volkswagen, it has been reported.

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