Volkswagen’s CEO resigns after falsifying emissions

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has resigned after the firm admitted falsifying car emissions. In a statement Mr Winterkorn accepts the responsibility for using a software which avoids certain pollutants being emitted from cars. He said: “As CEO I accept responsibility for the irregularities that have been found in diesel engines and have therefore requested the […]

Volkswagen revs engine on carbon cutting pledge

German carmaker Volkswagen has revved up “Herculean” plans to cut carbon by pledging to make its European cars even more environmentally friendly. It is the first carmaker to commit to reducing the CO2 output of the European new car fleet to 95 grams per kilometre by 2020. The car group revealed its ambitious target ahead of […]