October 25, 2020

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    Criminal proceedings against former Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn

    A court in Braunschweig, Germany, said on Thursday it had started proceedings against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn, examining whether he is guilty of market manipulation as part of the automaker’s emissions scandal. Winterkorn and other Volkswagen executives face charges for their participation in enabling diesel cars with excessive pollution levels to hit the road, and […]

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    Eight more Volkswagen workers charged in diesel scandal

    German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had charged another eight employees of Volkswagen over the diesel emissions scandal. The eight are alleged of fraud, false certification, and breach of the law against unfair competition, the prosecutor’s office in the northern town of Braunschweig said. Some are also held for being responsible over embezzlement and tax evasion, […]

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    Porsche investigated in Germany over suspected engine manipulation

    Germany’s motor vehicle authority KBA is investigating German automaker Porsche AG over the suspected manipulation of petrol engines to achieve improved emissions details. A KBA spokesman said on Monday the investigation associated with petrol engines that Porsche, Volkswagen’s luxury sports vehicle unit, produced for the European market prior to 2017. Porsche had confirmed a report […]

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    Volkswagen extends suspending production at German plants

    The Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Group Components are increasing the suspension of production at their German plants for additional five working days especially as a result of the ongoing decline in demand for vehicles and the challenges still faced by the supply chain due to coronavirus. For a total of […]

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    Volkswagen expects German auto market to recover in summer

    Volkswagen expects the German auto market to make a recovery in the summer after the automaker was forced to stop output due to the coronavirus pandemic, an executive said. The company has initially stopped production until April 3, but Juergen Stackmann, management board member for the VW passenger cars brand, provided an upbeat assessment to […]

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

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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    Prosecutors seek charges against Volkswagen managers due to labor bonuses

    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 […]

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

    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 […]

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    Volkswagen to invest in batteries in Germany

    Volkswagen is set to invest almost 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) in battery cell production at a facility located in western Germany and is looking forward to simplify the group by spinning off or selling units, the automaker stated on Monday. Volkswagen stated after a supervisory board meeting it is going to invest in the […]

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    Volkswagen rejects that it offered to fully cover costs of diesel hardware retrofits

    A spokesman for Volkswagen on Thursday rejected a media report that said the automaker planned to fully cover the costs of diesel hardware retrofits, which would come in at 3,000 euros ($3,373.30) every vehicle. The spokesman stated the report on manager magazin’s website was false, and that Volkswagen had not made such an offer. He […]

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    Volkswagen has not planned to cover costs of diesel retrofits

    Volkswagen is not prepared to cover the entire cost of hardware retrofits for older diesel vehicles in Germany, a source at Volkswagen stated, contrary to a deal announced by the German coalition parties on Tuesday. “If hardware retrofits are accepted by consumers, then we will participate (in the costs) to the extent agreed,” the person […]

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    Volkswagen to support retrofitting of older diesel vehicles in Germany

    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 […]

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    Volkswagen to stop production of the Beetle in 2019

    Volkswagen stated on Thursday it would no longer produce its Beetle compact car next year, ending a model that appeared backward to the 1960s counterculture as the automaker plans for a leap toward a future of mass-market electric vehicles. The original VW Beetle, developed in the 1930s, made a journey from a product recognized with […]

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    German consumer association to present class action against Volkswagen

    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 […]

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