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 […]

London mayor demands ‘proper compensation’ for VW emissions scandal

Sadiq Khan is urging the government to use its regulatory powers and secure “proper compensation” from Volkswagen for the “dieselgate” scandal. He believes the £1.1 million pledged so far is “simply outrageous” and says other concessions equivalent to those obtained by authorities in the US should also be secured. In the US, Volkswagen, which used […]

UK among seven nations facing EU legal action over VW scandal

The European Commission has launched legal action against seven countries, including the UK, over the Volkswagen emissions scandal. The nations – which also include Germany, Spain, Luxembourg, the Czech Republic, Lithuania and Greece – failed to clamp down on the emissions cheating exposed by the “dieselgate” scandal. Volkswagen used “defeat devices” in its cars to […]

Former EU commissioners deny knowledge of ‘dieselgate’

Two former EU commissioners have denied any knowledge about the possible use of defeat devices by the car industry. Antonio Tajani and Janez Potočnik, who served respectively as the commissioners for industry and environment from 2010 to 2014, faced questions from a European parliament committee which is investigating the “dieselgate” scandal. It comes as Volkswagen was found to […]