Daimler to pay $2.2 billion in diesel emissions cheating settlements in the U.S.

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German automaker Daimler AG will pay $2.2 billion to resolve a U.S. government diesel emissions cheating investigation and claims from 250,000 U.S. vehicle owners, according to court documents. The automaker and its Mercedes-Benz USA LLC unit revealed on August 13 it had reached a settlement in principle resolving civil and environmental claims associated with 250,000 […]

Volkswagen asks U.S. appeals court to reconsider ruling on emissions updates

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German automaker Volkswagen owned U.S. subsidiary on Thursday asked the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals to reconsider a ruling which stated that two counties could seek financial penalties for excess diesel emissions that might cost the automaker billions of dollars. The 3-0 ruling in June said Utah’s Salt Lake County and Florida’s Hillsborough County […]

German prosecutors search offices of Fiat in emissions probe

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and CNH Industrial offices were searched on Wednesday in Germany, Italy, and Switzerland as part of an investigation initiated by German prosecutors probing emissions fraud. Engines used by Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Jeep vehicles and also in CNH Industrial’s Iveco trucks have been discovered to contain potentially illegal engine management software […]

BMW is not interested in settling EU cartel investigations

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German automaker BMW has no interest in settling an investigations by the European Union antitrust officials against the company and other German automakers, German magazine WirtschaftsWoche reported on Friday, mentioning company sources. In April, EU cartel regulators had charged BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen for colluding to block the rollout of cleaner emissions technology from 2006 […]

Volkswagen customer prepares to take diesel case to Germany’s highest court

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A German court on Tuesday ruled in favor of Volkswagen in a case brought by a customer asking compensation for having bought a diesel car affected by emissions cheating, however the plaintiff’s lawyer prepares to appeal. A lower court in Brunswick near the automaker’s Wolfsburg headquarters rejected compensation in the case. Volkswagen stated it welcomed […]

Volkswagen considers extending diesel incentives across Germany

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Volkswagen is considering whether to extend trade-in incentives to owners of older automobiles in all of Germany, extending the program beyond the 15 most heavily polluted cities, a spokesman stated on Friday. Under pressure to avert prohibitions of diesel vehicles in major cities, automakers have started offering trade-in incentives to support customers to scrap older […]

Volkswagen seeks damages from former managers for emissions scandal

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Volkswagen is seeking damages from former managers, who were eliminated for their roles in the diesel emissions scandal that has cost the automaker more than $30 billion, the Handelsblatt newspaper reported on Thursday. Volkswagen submitted the claims for damages as part of labor court disputes at the end of 2018, the newspaper noted, without providing […]

Fiat Chrysler to pay over $700 million concerning emissions claims

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV is going to pay over $700 million to deal with the lawsuits from the U.S. Justice Department and diesel owners over claims it utilized illegal software to permit 104,000 diesel vehicles to emit excess emissions, three people knowledgeable on the matter stated on Wednesday. Fiat Chrysler will pay $311 million in […]

German government is committed to tougher sanctions for diesel emissions

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The German government is committed to implementing tougher sanctions against companies that involved in criminal behavior, following Volkswagen‘s diesel emissions scandal, the nation’s justice minister, Katarina Barley, said. In an interview released in Friday’s edition of the Handelsblatt newspaper, Katarina Barley stated she had seen a pattern whereby companies try to put blame on individual […]

Excess Diesel Emissions Resulted In 38,000 Premature Deaths, Says Study

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A report from Nature notes “international weekly journal of science”, diesel emissions are a lot more damaging than we previously thought. The report states diesel emissions not just impact the environment, but crop yields and human health. The observation concerned 11 major auto markets: the European Union, China, the United States, Mexico, Canada, Russia, South […]

Mercedes owners in France take legal action against Daimler

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Three French Mercedes automobile owners filed legal complaints concerning the parent Daimler on Friday, accusing consumer fraud with regards to diesel engine emissions, following the opening of an official investigation by prosecutors in Germany. The three, who own an A-Class, an E-Class and an S-Class, sent their complaint to the Paris prosecutor, their lawyer Frederik-Karel […]