EU Commission opens two new labs for vehicle emissions testing

The Vehicle Emissions Laboratory will enable emissions testing in regulated and simulated real driving conditions and allow the Commission to determine whether vehicles comply with relevant emissions regulations

VW bosses charged with alleged market manipulation over emissions scandal

German prosecutors allege the executives failed to inform US investors early enough about the emissions cheating tests

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

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

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 […]

Volkswagen to take €2.5bn hit from emissions scandal

Volkswagen expects to take a €2.5 billion (£2.2bn) hit as a result of the diesel emissions scandal. The company has recalled around 11 million vehicles worldwide since admitting to cheating emissions tests. It said the extra provisions would be reflected in its third quarter operating results. The car manufacturer said in a statement: “The reason […]

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 […]

MEPs overhaul car approval rules ‘to prevent emissions scandals’

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have voted in favour of a change in EU rules for car “type approval” in a bid to prevent further emissions scandals. The Internal Market Committee aims to make environmental and safety testing more independent and strengthen national and EU oversight of cars already on the road. It comes […]

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 to spend $14.7bn to settle emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $14.7 billion (£11bn) to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers. Nearly 500,000 of the German carmaker’s diesel vehicle customers in the US can choose to sell back their vehicle, install pollution-control retrofits or terminate their lease without penalty. The car manufacturing giant is to spend […]