New SUV is next step in VW’s post scandal electric offensive
ID.4 combines the battery drive favoured by environmental rules in Europe and China.
Ford, VW to collaborate on vans, pickup, electric vehicle
Detroit 3 automaker will build an unidentified electric vehicle for Europe based on VW’s modular design.
Volkswagen to close Europe plants for two weeks
China business is coming back as the number of new COVID-19 cases lessens.
Toyota’s 2019 global vehicle sales trail Volkswagen’s
Japanese automaker sold 10.74 million vehicles, trailing VW’s record annual sales of 10.97 million vehicles.
Canada charges VW with violating environment law
60 violations, all but two related to the 128,000 vehicles imported into Canada between 2008 and 2015 that had illegal emissions.
Volkswagen expanding electric vehicle production in US
Production to begin there in 2022 when a 564,000-square-foot addition to the Chattanooga body shop is complete.
Climate change, trade woes reshape Frankfurt auto show
Signs of the times at this year’s show include a slew of new, market-ready electric cars.
Volkswagen bets big on electric. Will consumers buy in?
Electric cars remain a niche product at less than 2% of the market, due to higher prices and worries about recharging.
As Beetle ends, iconic original thrives in Mexico City hills
The VW factory in Puebla, southeast of the Mexican capital, had long been the only plant in the world still manufacturing Beetles.
From Nazis to hippies: End of the road for Volkswagen Beetle
German carmaker is halting production of the iconic vehicle.
Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization
UAW misses getting a foothold in foreign-owned auto assembly plants located in the traditionally anti-union South.
Volkswagen to invest 1B euros in battery production plant
Factory is part of the company’s effort to electrify its vehicles.
Volkswagen to build electric vehicles at Tennessee plant
The announcement was made at the Detroit auto show.
Ford, Volkswagen in talks to build VWs at US Ford plants
Automakers also in talks about an alliance to build commercial vehicles that could lead to other ventures.
Volkswagen sees profit rise but warns on trade disputes
VW CEO says “growing protectionism also poses major challenges for the globally integrated automotive industry.”
Appeals court approves US$10B Volkswagen emissions deal
VW agreed to spend up to US$10 billion compensating owners of roughly 475,000 Volkswagens and Audi vehicles with 2-litre diesel engines.
Volkswagen fined $1.2B in Germany over diesel scandal
Emissions flap has already cost the German automaker $20 billion in fines and civil settlements in the US.
German prosecutors investigate Audi CEO in emissions case
Rupert Stadler is being investigated on suspicion of fraud and indirect improprieties with documents.
VW exec reinstated after probe of discredited monkey trials
Automaker exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust; now says it “emphatically rejects” tests on animals.
Feds widen safety probes of Ford, VW and Nissan vehicles
NHTSA investigators found more consumer complaints about airbag and brake problems.
Hino, VW partner on hybrids, autonomous drive, technology
Executive teams will work together to map out co-operation on innovating technology and leveraging market positions.
Volkswagen: We’ll buy your diesel back if it’s banned
Guarantee applies to new cars bought from a Volkswagen dealer from April 1 through the end of the year.
Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs
Volkswagen group is expanding the factory in Sant’Agata for Urus as it enters the luxury field.
Ontario ministry searches VW offices in emissions scandal investigation
It alleges the German company did not comply with Ontario emission standards.
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.
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.
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.
Germany fines 3 Volkswagen suppliers for alleged collusion
Penalties to the three suppliers total $11 million.
Audi engineer charged with directing VW emissions cheating
Giovanni Pamio is accused of being a leader in a conspiracy that has cost VW more than $20 billion in criminal penalties
Slovakian Volkswagen workers strike over wages
Plant workers seek a 16% raise, while the automaker has offered about half of that.
Volkswagen chairman defends decision not to publish probe results
Automaker says disclosing further results of the probe would expose it to “unacceptable legal risks.”