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 […]

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 […]

VW camper van reborn as electric model

VW has announced the next version of its Microbus camper van will be electric. Based on the design of the I.D. BUZZ, the production version will incorporate many ideas from the concept car, such as variable seating arrangements, interactive connectivity and automated driving. It’s expected to have a range of 373 miles and its electric drive […]

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 […]

Diesel car manufacturers ‘more polluting than VW’

All major diesel car manufacturers are allegedly selling worse polluting cars than Volkswagen (VW), one year on from the Dieselgate emissions scandal. A new study by non-profit clean transport campaign group Transport & Environment (T&E) suggests VW is currently selling the least polluting diesel vehicles in the Euro 6 category, i.e. cars sold after after September 2014. […]