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News Automotive Manufacturing General
September 24, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 11, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
March 17, 2020  

Volkswagen to close Europe plants for two weeks

China business is coming back as the number of new COVID-19 cases lessens.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
January 30, 2020  

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.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
December 10, 2019  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
November 13, 2019  

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.

News General
September 10, 2019  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General Sustainability
September 9, 2019  

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.

News Automotive General
July 11, 2019  

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.

News Automotive General
July 9, 2019  

From Nazis to hippies: End of the road for Volkswagen Beetle

German carmaker is halting production of the iconic vehicle.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 17, 2019  

Tennessee Volkswagen plant rejects unionization

UAW misses getting a foothold in foreign-owned auto assembly plants located in the traditionally anti-union South.

News Automotive General
May 14, 2019  

Volkswagen to invest 1B euros in battery production plant

Factory is part of the company’s effort to electrify its vehicles.

News Automotive General
January 14, 2019  

Volkswagen to build electric vehicles at Tennessee plant

The announcement was made at the Detroit auto show.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
December 5, 2018  

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.

News Automotive General
August 1, 2018  

Volkswagen sees profit rise but warns on trade disputes

VW CEO says “growing protectionism also poses major challenges for the globally integrated automotive industry.”

News Automotive General
July 9, 2018  

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.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
June 14, 2018  

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.

News Automotive General
June 11, 2018  

German prosecutors investigate Audi CEO in emissions case

Rupert Stadler is being investigated on suspicion of fraud and indirect improprieties with documents.

News Automotive General
June 6, 2018  

VW exec reinstated after probe of discredited monkey trials

Automaker exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust; now says it “emphatically rejects” tests on animals.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 23, 2018  

Feds widen safety probes of Ford, VW and Nissan vehicles

NHTSA investigators found more consumer complaints about airbag and brake problems.

News Automotive Manufacturing General
April 12, 2018  

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.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
March 29, 2018  

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.

News General
December 4, 2017  

Lamborghini joins the boom in supercar SUVs

Volkswagen group is expanding the factory in Sant’Agata for Urus as it enters the luxury field.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing General
September 20, 2017  

Ontario ministry searches VW offices in emissions scandal investigation

It alleges the German company did not comply with Ontario emission standards.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
August 28, 2017  

Volkswagen engineer gets prison, $200K fine in diesel scandal

Robert Liang has been sentenced to a 40-month prison sentence.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
August 25, 2017  

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.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
July 25, 2017  

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.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production Sustainability
July 21, 2017  

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.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Business Operations General
July 13, 2017  

Germany fines 3 Volkswagen suppliers for alleged collusion

Penalties to the three suppliers total $11 million.

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General
July 7, 2017  

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

News Automotive Manufacturing Business Operations General Operations Production
June 20, 2017  

Slovakian Volkswagen workers strike over wages

Plant workers seek a 16% raise, while the automaker has offered about half of that.

News Automotive Government Manufacturing Transportation Business Operations General Operations Production
May 10, 2017  

Volkswagen chairman defends decision not to publish probe results

Automaker says disclosing further results of the probe would expose it to “unacceptable legal risks.”