Volkswagen dieselgate

Former Volkswagen exec Oliver Schmidt sentenced to 7 years prison

Dec 07, 2017

Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to seven years in prison in the US after he pleaded guilty to two felony charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States, and violating the Clean...

Former Volkswagen chief engineer arrested for dieselgate – report

Sep 29, 2017

The former head engineer at Volkswagen Group, Wolfgang Hatz, has reportedly been arrested by German authorities for his role in the massive dieselgate scandal that saw millions of vehicles roll out from VW Group brands...

Volkswagen to pay US$1.2 billion in 3.0 TDI settlement

May 15, 2017

Late last week a federal judge in the U.S. granted final approval for Volkswagen AG to pay at least $1.22 billion to either fix or buy back affected 3.0 TDI V6 vehicles. The vehicles include...

Volkswagen officially a felon in the US, pleads guilty to criminal conduct

Mar 13, 2017

Volkswagen Group has pleaded guilty to three felonies in the United States, including conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and introducing imported merchandise into the USA by means of false statements. This essentially makes Volkswagen Group a...

Volkswagen dieselgate U.S. dealership case settled in US$1.2b deal

Jan 25, 2017

Volkswagen has had a settlement worth $1.21 billion officially approved by a judge in the U.S. The settlement in question is in relation to the 650 U.S. Volkswagen dealerships that filed for damages in the...

Ex-VW boss Winterkorn denies knowing about defeat devices

Jan 20, 2017

Volkswagen’s ex-CEO, Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, has told German lawmakers he was unaware of the existence of any defeat devices fitted to 11 million VW vehicles before late August, 2015. Winterkorn, who has since resigned...

Volkswagen negotiates $4.3b deal with U.S. Justice Department

Jan 12, 2017

Volkswagen has negotiated the terms of a criminal and civil settlement with the U.S. Justice Department worth $4.3 billion, according to reports. The settlement, now in a concrete draft format, is still pending approval by...

Volkswagen settles on $1 billion buy-back or fix plan for 3.0 TDI engines in U.S.

Dec 21, 2016

Volkswagen has reached an agreement with U.S. regulators, agreeing to a $1 billion settlement in regard to its 3.0-litre TDI engines embroiled in the dieselgate scandal. The $1 billion settlement includes plans to fix, or...

Volkswagen to contribute $200 million to pollution fund in U.S.

Dec 21, 2016

Volkswagen has agreed to contribute as much as US$200 million into a pollution reduction fund in the U.S. in the ongoing aftermath of the dieselgate emissions scandal. A source closely involved on the settlement told...

Volkswagen to spend up to US$1.6b on buy-back plan in Canada

Dec 20, 2016

Volkswagen has agreed to a buy-back program in Canada worth some US$1.6 billion in the aftermath of the dieselgate emissions scandal. The deal is said to involve a buy-back, fix or compensation deal for the...

Volkswagen could face criminal charges in South Korea, record US$32m fine

Dec 08, 2016

South Korea has confirmed it is aiming to file criminal charges against Volkswagen executives, and issue 37.3 billion won (about AU$42 million) in fines. The $42 million (about US$32m) worth of fines are unprecedented in...

Volkswagen Australia announces recall for 61,000 dieselgate cars

Dec 05, 2016

Volkswagen Australia has announced a voluntary recall of around 61,000 VW and Skoda models implicated in the emissions-cheating scandal. Volkswagen announced yesterday it had received approval from the Federal Government for the recall, which has...

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