Volkswagen engineer gets prison, $200K fine in diesel scandal
Robert Liang has been sentenced to a 40-month prison sentence.
US seeks prison sentence for Volkswagen engineer in diesel scandal
63-year-old Robert Liang asks judge to consider a sentence of probation, 1,500 hours of community service.
Daimler stands by diesel despite growing controversy
Q2 net profit up a scant 2% compared with a year ago, to $2.9 billion.
Volkswagen exec jailed in US diesel scandal to plead guilty
US District Judge refuses to release Oliver Schmidt on bond from a Michigan jail, saying he might flee.
German automakers’ shares fall on diesel emissions concerns
Newsmagazine report claims the automakers have colluded for years over diesel technology.
Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement reaches $1.3 billion
Environmental regulators say some of the vehicles emitted up to 40 times the allowed levels of nitrous oxides.
Daimler recalls 3 million vehicles to ease diesel doubts
Automaker expects recall to cost $254.21 million.
US files lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler over cheated emissions tests
Claims the automaker put software-based features on diesel engines in nearly 104,000 trucks and Jeeps between 2014 to 2016.
Fiat Chrysler in talks with government over diesels
EPA claims the automaker used software that allowed diesel vehicles to emit more pollution on the road than they do in emissions tests.
Volkswagen chairman defends decision not to publish probe results
Automaker says disclosing further results of the probe would expose it to “unacceptable legal risks.”
Volkswagen ordered to pay $2.8B in emission scandal
Vehicles were programmed to turn on pollution controls during testing and off while on the road.
Audi’s German headquarters searched in emissions probe
VW and Audi vehicles with 2-litre diesel engines make up the bulk of those caught up in Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal.
Scandal costs force Volkswagen to shed 30K jobs
Automaker says the job cuts will save $4 billion annually.
What Volkswagen owners can expect from emissions settlement
Answers to questions about the largest class-action settlement in the history of the American auto industry.
Former Volkswagen chief investigated over emissions scandal
Prosecutor says the ex-CEO wasn’t quick enough to inform investors of the automaker’s emissions cheating scandal.
Volkswagen launching more electric cars after diesel scandal
Automaker plans to introduce more than 30 electric-powered vehicles by 2025.
VW attorneys get more time to reach emissions scandal deal
New deadline also applies to any agreements VW reaches with US Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission.
Norway’s oil fund suing Volkswagen over emissions scandal
The Norwegian fund is the biggest investor not to hold a seat on the automaker’s board.
VW board proposes approval of execs’ work despite scandal
Decision based on information incomplete investigation that top managers not involved.
VW owners seek trial if there’s no fix in emissions case
Pursuing expedited hearing or trial to get an order for “equitable relief” that would begin in July.
VW sued by FTC over false advertising claims
Regulators say the automaker’s engines spewed up to 40 times the allowed levels of air pollutants.
Kentucky’s AG sues VW for emissions rigging scheme
State claims automaker violated consumer protection laws.
VW sued by big investors over emissions scandal
Suit in the German regional court includes investors from 14 countries, including Canada.
VW rejects allegations it didn’t give timely info on scandal
Lawsuit argues the automaker should have disclosed information two weeks before it did.
California regulators reject Volkswagen’s diesel vehicle recall plan
California Air Resources Board call plan ‘unacceptable;’ cites automaker’s inability to identify affected vehicle models.
VW brand chief hopeful US OK’s diesel engine emission fixes
The automaker has already received approval to fix 8.5 million cheating cars in Europe.
VW hires compensation expert Feinberg to handle emissions cheating claims
The automaker has admitted to installing software on 482,000 four-cylinder diesel engines in the US.
Global Volkswagen sales down 2.2% in November amid emissions scandal
US sales were down 15.3% to 45,300 units.
EU nations get tentative deal on stricter emissions testing for diesels
New tests will more closely resemble real road conditions.
Volkswagen hires Opel exec as strategy chief
The automaker has also hired a former judge who oversaw legal compliance at Daimler AG in the wake of a bribery scandal there.
New VW North America head will not take up post, leaves company
Winfried Vahland claims decision to quit was not related to the automaker’s scandal over its diesel engines.