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Volkswagen to spend $50 billion on electric car ‘offensive’

November 17, 2018 |

Volkswagen has committed to spending tens of billions of dollars as part of a dramatic shift to electric and autonomous vehicles.
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Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Cargo electric van delivers the goods with retro style

September 20, 2018 |

Volkswagen’s work truck of the future has a very retro look.
FOX News

Volkswagen Doing Away With Its Iconic Beetle

September 13, 2018 |

Volkswagen says it will stop making its iconic Beetle in July of next year, the AP reports. Volkswagen of America on Thursday announced the end of production of the third-generation Beetle by introducing two final special editions. The Beetle was developed in Nazi Germany in 1938 and came to the…
Newser

Farmers Want Volkswagen To Stop Using ‘Hail Cannons’

August 24, 2018 |

Volkswagen is facing new accusations. But they have nothing to do with cheating on emissions tests . Instead, farmers in Mexico are accusing the carmaker of causing a drought. Volkswagen uses so-called hail cannons to protect newly manufactured cars parked outside at its Puebla factory. The cannons shoot sonic booms into…
Newser

Former Volkswagen CEO Charged in ‘Dieselgate’

May 3, 2018 |

A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on charges stemming from the company’s diesel emissions cheating scandal in a plot that prosecutors allege reached the top of the world’s largest automaker. The four-count indictment unsealed Thursday charges Winterkorn, 70, with three counts of wire…
Newser

Volkswagen Unit Considers Full Takeover of Truck Maker Navistar

April 17, 2018 |

Volkswagen’s commercial-vehicles unit is considering a takeover of Navistar, one of America’s largest truck makers, just days after the German auto maker named a new chief executive.
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California and U.S. regulators approve fix for 38,000 Volkswagen diesels

October 24, 2017 |

Federal and state officials said Monday that they have approved a fix for 38,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche sport utility vehicles with diesel engines that were cheating on emissions tests.

The approval brings German automaker Volkswagen closer to resolving a costly and embarrassing scandal that…


L.A. Times – Business

Volkswagen engineer gets prison term and $200,000 fine in emissions-cheating case

August 26, 2017 |

A Volkswagen engineer who had a key role in the company’s diesel emissions scandal has been sentenced to more than three years in prison and fined $ 200,000 — a steeper punishment than prosecutors requested.

James Robert Liang, 63, knew the German automaker was cheating and worked to cover it up,…


L.A. Times – Business