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 […]

U.S. consumers got $9.8 billion in Volkswagen diesel settlements

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American buyers of polluting Volkswagen vehicles received over $9.8 billion in settlements, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) informed on Monday . Volkswagen agreed to buy back or repair over 550,000 polluting diesel U.S. vehicles following its admission in 2015 that it used secret software to evade emissions tests. The FTC in its final report on […]

Volkswagen, Toyota delay U.S. production restart, citing supplier concerns

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Volkswagen AG and Toyota Motor stated on Wednesday they will delay resuming U.S. production amid the coronavirus pandemic and concerns regarding the automotive supply network. VW stated it is indefinitely postponing the resumption of production at its Tennessee assembly plant that had been set to resume on May 3. Toyota stated it will postpone the […]

Volkswagen furloughs 1,500 employees at Tennessee auto plant starting April 11

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Volkswagen stated Thursday it will furlough 1,500 employees at its U.S. assembly plant located in Tennessee starting April 11 as the industry deals with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The German automaker stated the temporary emergency furloughs for its production and maintenance workforce are anticipated to last not more than four weeks. The automaker stated its […]

Volkswagen settlement in North Dakota also funds charging stations

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Ten North Dakota communities will use part of a settlement with German automaker Volkswagen for constructing electric vehicle charging stations. The North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality will send $2.7 million to the regional governments and businesses for clean vehicle projects, consisting of 17 charging stations throughout the state. All but one are fast chargers […]

Volkswagen can face U.S. SEC lawsuit concerning emissions cheating

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Volkswagen stated the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may sue the automaker due to its failure to reveal its diesel emissions scandal to investors. VW said in its annual report released previously this week that the SEC investigation focuses on the automaker’s nondisclosure of “certain Volkswagen diesel vehicles’ noncompliance” with U.S. emissions regulations. Volkswagen has […]

U.S. monitor wants more transparency from Volkswagen concerning emissions

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Volkswagen’s external compliance monitor on Monday stated he did not agreed with some Volkswagen executives’ use of privacy and attorney client privilege rights to withhold details regarding a $27 billion global emissions cheating scandal. The German automaker was ordered by the United States Department of Justice to provide three yearly reports examining its breaches to […]

U.S. appeals court upholds Volkswagen’s $10 billion diesel settlement

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A federal appeals court on Monday upheld Volkswagen’s $10.03 billion settlement with the owners of almost 500,000 contaminating diesel vehicles announced in 2016. The three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals stated, in dismissing the objections to the settlement, that it “delivered tangible, substantial benefits to class members, seemingly the equivalent of […]