Volkswagen to shut coal-fired power stations at the main plant in Germany

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Volkswagen is closing two coal-fired power stations at its major plant in Wolfsburg, Germany and has rejected offers to sell them to slash the company’s carbon dioxide emissions, CEO Herbert Diess said on Friday. “I have already declined offers from several interested parties who wanted to purchase our old Wolfsburg coal plants and rebuild them […]

Volkswagen’s German plants need to develop further, says production chief

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Volkswagen’s German plants need to improve efficiency to match overseas operations, production chief Andreas Tostmann stated, targeting 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in savings by 2023. German automakers such as Volkswagen’s Audi have announced thousands of job cuts in recent times to address an expected 5% decline in worldwide auto sales this year, with decreases […]

Prosecutors seek charges against Volkswagen managers due to labor bonuses

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German prosecutors sought charges against a present Volkswagen manager along with a former manager and two former board members, alleging of them awarding works council members inflated incomes. The Braunschweig prosecutor stated that managers accountable for personnel issues stand alleged of a breach of fiduciary trust for awarding salary and bonus awards that caused damages […]

Volkswagen starts factory production of electric car which is ‘accessible to millions’

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The Volkswagen Group formally started series production of its ID.3 electric car this week, with the automaker aiming to become a world leader in the developing field of e-mobility. A ceremony, held at Volkswagen’s Zwickau plant, was visited by CEO Herbert Diess and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as others. In a speech, excerpts […]

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 […]