EU: VW hasn’t guaranteed emissions fix won’t affect cars’ performance

The car manufacturer is being urged to do more to compensate European customers

EU finalises technical follow-up for tougher car emissions tests

The reforms are expected to reduce margins of technical uncertainty and increase rigorous checks of cars already in circulation

Former Volkswagen CEO charged over emissions cheating scandal

The indictment alleges Martin Winterkorn, 70, was informed of the diesel emissions cheating in May 2014 and July 2015

MEPs greenlight stricter car testing reforms post-dieselgate scandal

The European Commission can impose fines of up to €30,000 (£26,260) per vehicle if manufacturers break the rules

Volkswagen to buy back diesel vehicles if Germany imposes ban

The German Guarantee will apply to the purchase of a new or a year-old car with a diesel engine from a Volkswagen dealership from 1st April throughout 2018

One third of VW cars affected by emissions scandal ‘still not fixed’

A third of cars manufactured by Volkswagen with defeat devices have not been fixed yet. New figures revealed by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) suggest the car manufacturer has fixed only two-thirds of the cars that were affected by the emissions scandal. The Committee found the number of fixes to Volkswagen manufactured cars has fallen […]

EU Commission faces lawsuit over car emissions test rules

ClientEarth has launched legal action against the European Commission over new car emissions test rules it claims will open up another “dieselgate” scandal. The environmental law group argues the rules will allow car manufacturers to keep their emissions control systems secret from the public. It is attempting to force the car industry to explain to […]

EU urges VW to fix all emissions-cheating vehicles

The European Commission and consumer authorities are urging Volkswagen to fix all of the cars affected by the emissions scandal. They have sent a joint letter to the CEO following the dieselgate incident. Volkswagen admitted to cheating emissions test and pledged billions of dollars to compensate owners of its diesel cars in the US. After […]

Volkswagen pleads guilty, pays $4.3bn for emissions cheating

Volkswagen has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay a record $4.3 billion (£3.5bn) in fines to settle the diesel emissions cheating scandal. That includes $2.8 billion (£2.3bn) in criminal fines and $1.5 billion (£1.2bn) in civil penalties. The US Department of Justice (DoJ) said Volkswagen used defeat devices to cheat on emissions tests mandated by […]

VW executive arrested for alleged role in emissions scandal

A Volkswagen executive has been arrested in the US over the dieselgate scandal. Oliver Schmidt, who led the car manufacturer’s environmental and engineering office in Michigan from 2012 to March 2015, has been charged for his alleged role in the emissions fraud. In September 2015, Volkswagen admitted to using “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests […]