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

VW to convert two German coal power stations to gas

The project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes a year – equivalent to the output of around 870,000 vehicles

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 […]

VW opens new Wind Tunnel Efficiency Centre

Volkswagen has launched a new hub that tests vehicles under real-world climate conditions. The car manufacturer’s Wind Tunnel Efficiency Centre in Wolfsburg, Germany can test cars at wind speeds of up to 250km/h, simulating real traffic conditions, with the aim of reducing drag, fuel usage and emissions. It claims driving simulations under all climate and […]

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 […]

VW’s truck firm fined €880m over alleged price collusion, emission costs

Swedish truck giant Scania, owned by Volkswagen, has been fined €880 million (£775m) for allegedly colluding with five other truckmakers over prices and emissions costs. The European Commission ruled the company colluded with other manufacturers on truck pricing and passing on the costs of new technologies to meet stricter emission rules for 14 years. The […]

‘Pirates’ for the planet arrested after VW diesel protest

Two Greenpeace activists have been arrested after boarding a cargo ship in an attempt to block the transportation of Volkswagen’s (VW) diesel cars to the UK. Clean air campaigners in kayaks and boats scaled the 23,500-tonne vessel in the Thames Estuary yesterday morning to protest the manufacturer’s continued sale of diesel vehicles, which they say […]

Volkswagen revs up electric shift

Volkswagen has announced plans to offer electric versions of all its 300 models by 2030. It has pledged to invest more than €20 billion (£18bn) in zero emission vehicles, becoming the latest carmaker to move away from petrol and diesel cars. The German car manufacturer plans to roll out 80 new electric cars across the […]

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 […]

Four more carmakers launch UK scrappage schemes

Four more carmakers have launched scrappage schemes in the UK. Kia, Nissan, Renault and Volkswagen have announced deals through which owners of cars registered before 2010 could save money by trading in their older vehicles for a new model. Those wishing to buy low emissions cars from Kia, Nissan and Renault could save up to […]