Volkswagen names Bram Schot as interim Audi CEO

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Bram Schot has been nominated by Volkswagen’s supervisory board as interim chief executive at its luxury brand Audi after the arrest of Rupert Stadler, Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung stated on Monday, without mentioning sources. Since Audi is a division of Volkswagen, the Audi’s supervisory board has yet to sign off on the nomination, Sueddeutsche stated. A […]

Volkswagen to try blocking emissions audit in constitutional court

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Volkswagen stated on Thursday it would petition Germany’s constitutional court in an effort to reverse the consultation of a special auditor to examine the actions of management in the “Dieselgate” emissions scandal. A lower court selected the auditor in November, in a triumph for shareholder groups that wish to establish whether VW employers kept market-moving […]

Volkswagen manager told CEO about U.S. ‘cheating’ months before formal disclosure

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Last week, a former senior quality manager at Volkswagen informed investigators he informed then-CEO Martin Winterkorn on July 27, 2015, that the automaker had “cheated” throughout emissions tests in the United States, German media reported. Volkswagen has stated its executive board did not find out about the seriousness of emissions test cheating using unlawful software […]

Daimler alleged of selling more than one million cars with excess emissions

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Daimler has been been alleged of selling more than a million cars with excessive emissions in Europe and the United States, Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper stated, mentioning a search warrant issued by a Stuttgart court. Two months earlier Stuttgart prosecutors investigated Daimler sites in Germany following accusations of false marketing and the probable wrongful manipulation of […]

Former Israeli ambassador rejects informing Volkswagen’s Piech about diesel issues

Avi Primor, a former Israeli ambassador to Germany

Avi Primor, a former Israeli ambassador to Germany, never talked to ousted Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech regarding the concerns the automaker could deal concerning its diesel-emissions tests in the United States. Primor informed Reuters on Thursday. Primor had been mentioned by Germany’s Sueddeutsche Zeitung as the source of Piech’s details in early 2015 that there […]