Report: Audi to name interim CEO following arrest of Stadler

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Volkswagen’s premium brand Audi is going to appoint an interim chief executive as current boss Rupert Stadler was arrested earlier on Monday, Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reported, without mentioning any sources. The appointment is going to be made at a supervisory board meeting convened at short notice on Monday, the paper stated. Munich prosecutors, who […]

Audi CEO arrested by Munich prosecutors on risk he may suppress evidence

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Munich prosecutors stated that Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday as investigators observed the risk that he might look to suppress evidence associated with a diesel emissions investigation. “The suspect has been seen by a judge, who has ordered him to be remanded in custody,” the prosecutors’ office stated. The prosecutors’ office […]

Germany investigates Audi for possible new illegal emissions device

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German auto authority KBA has summoned Audi for an official hearing about if its diesel-engined A6/A7 models have been fitted with a formerly unknown defeat device, Germany’s Transport Ministry stated on Tuesday. German weekly magazine Spiegel reported that in Germany, about 30,000 vehicles diesel vehicles fitted with 6-cylinder diesel engines could have been fitted with […]

Audi will decide on battery production for electric car in Germany in next 1-2 years

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Audi’s top management is going to decide in the next year or two if they should build batteries for its electric-car program in its high-cost German home market, its chief executive stated. Audi’s labor leaders have prompted management to invest in battery-cell technology and to assemble powerpacks at the two major factories in Ingolstadt and […]