Volkswagen to support retrofitting of older diesel vehicles in Germany

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Volkswagen is prepared to support hardware retrofits for older diesel vehicles and provide incentives for drivers to swap some older diesel vehicles for recent ones, a person knowledgeable with the matter stated on Thursday. VW Chief Executive Herbert Diess vowed to support a solution to help fund installing more effective exhaust filters during a discussion […]

German consumer association to present class action against Volkswagen

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Germany’s consumer protection association and auto club ADAC on Wednesday are going to present a class action against Volkswagen over the automaker’s manipulation of emissions software. The association, called vzbv, stated on Tuesday it wants to get compensation for some two million owners of Volkswagen diesel vehicles that are not that eco-friendly as the company […]

Germany rejects Bild report on Volkswagen petrol cars, no indication of fraud so far

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Germany’s Transport Ministry stated on Sunday there was no recent news in a Bild am Sonntag report that Volkswagen engineers informed investigators certain petrol engines in Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche automobiles can be used to manipulate emissions tests. The ministry informed to Reuters that the newspaper report pertained to accusations that the Federal Motor Transport […]

Half of Volkswagen models in Germany not compliant with latest pollution standard

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German automaker Volkswagen stated only half of its VW branded passenger car models in Germany are compliant with the latest pollution standard, due to a much stricter emissions testing regime. Cars in the European Union must adhere to the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) from September, however Volkswagen has only gained regulatory […]