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VW may seek damages from Winterkorn over emissions violations

3:32 pm U.S. ET | June 22, 2018
Volkswagen is reviewing whether to seek damages from former CEO Martin Winterkorn, who was at the helm when the company disclosed it had cheated on emissions tests, VW supervisory board member Stephan Weil told a newspaper.

Audi engineer fired for diesel-cheat role wins $1.7M payout, report says

June 22, 2018 16:09 CET
Audi is paying more than 1.5 million euros ($1.74 million) in severance pay to an engineer caught up in its diesel-cheating scandal, a German media report said.

Germany's glitziest car awards canceled over diesel

June 22, 2018 14:57 CET
Germany's most prestigious automaker awards will go to no one this year as manufacturers reel from the latest turns in a diesel-emissions scandal plaguing the industry.

Daimler cuts 2018 profit outlook as tariffs strike U.S.-made SUVs

5:59 pm U.S. ET | June 20, 2018
Daimler said profit would fall in 2018 as new import tariffs on light vehicles exported from the United States to China would hurt sales of high-margin Mercedes-Benz SUVs.

Audi's detained CEO, Stadler, questioned by prosecutors, report says

June 20, 2018 17:18 CET
Munich prosecutors questioned Audi's arrested CEO, Rupert Stadler, about the automaker's diesel-cheating scandal on Wednesday, Reuters reported.

UK still plans to end sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040, report say

June 20, 2018 11:58 CET
The UK still plans to end the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040 and will set out more detail as soon as this week, a government source said after a report suggested the plans were being watered down.

Colorado moves to adopt Calif. emissions standards

5:01 pm U.S. ET | June 19, 2018
Colorado plans to join 12 other states and the District of Columbia in adopting California's low vehicle-emission standards, escalating the political and economic stakes for the auto industry.

VW names interim Audi boss, seeking to steady brand after CEO arrest

June 19, 2018 14:52 CET
Volkswagen Group suspended Audi boss Rupert Stadler and announced an interim replacement with Abraham Schot, seeking to steady its most profitable business after German authorities arrested Stadler as part of an emissions probe.

Audi suspends Stadler, installs Schot as interim CEO

June 19, 2018 13:35 CET
Audi suspended CEO Rupert Stadler and appointed sales chief Bram Schot as an interim replacement with immediate effect, a day after Stadler's arrest in connection with a diesel probe.

Audi said to resume crisis talks after CEO Stadler's arrest

June 19, 2018 08:04 CET
Audi's board of directors will resume talks to address a leadership crisis, sources said, following CEO Rupert Stadler's arrest.

Sales boss Schot will be Audi interim CEO after Stadler arrest, report says

June 18, 2018 14:33 CET
Volkswagen Group is preparing to name sales and marketing boss Bram Schot as interim chief at its Audi unit, Bloomberg reported. The move follows the arrest of CEO Rupert Stadler in connection with VW's diesel-emissions cheating.

UK cities call for combustion-engine car ban to start earlier

June 18, 2018 16:37 CET
London's Mayor is among UK city leaders calling for the government to bring forward a plan to ban the sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 10 years to 2030, in the latest push to improve air quality.

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Stadler's words return to haunt him

9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18, 2018
Audi CEO Rupert Stadler could not have been more prophetic when he said last month: "The diesel crisis is not yet over for us." Stadler was arrested today in Germany pending a trial for fraud and false testimony on the suspicion he could destroy evidence.

Audi CEO Stadler arrested on risk he may suppress evidence

June 18, 2018 11:21 CET
Munich prosecutors said that Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was arrested on Monday because investigators saw the risk that he might seek to suppress evidence in connection with a diesel emissions probe.

VW could face further fines from German authorities

June 15, 2018 10:37 CET
Munich prosecutors are examining whether to impose fines on VW's Audi division for its role in manipulating V-6 and V-8 diesel engines.

VW market manipulation probe could end this year, German prosecutors say

June 14, 2018 14:09 CET
German prosecutors could wrap up an investigation into alleged market manipulation by senior VW Group executives this year, the officials said, after ordering the automaker to pay 1 billion euros to settle claims of emissions cheating.

AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE MONTHLY MAGAZINE

Nissan eyes Europe for ePower drivetrain

June 14, 2018 09:17 CET
Nissan is assessing whether to bring its ePower hybrid drivetrain to Europe as the automaker looks to further electrify its lineup in Europe to reduce its dependence on diesel and meet tough CO2 targets set for 2020-21.

VW fined $1.2B by German prosecutors over diesel cheating

June 13, 2018 18:03 CET
Volkswagen has been fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) by public prosecutors in Germany over diesel-emissions cheating.

VW board to discuss Audi CEO probe, report says

June 13, 2018 10:47 CET
VW Group's supervisory board will discuss an investigation by German prosecutors into Audi CEO Rupert Stadler, as the automaker weighs how to tackle the latest fallout from its emissions scandal, Reuters reported.

Germany orders Daimler to recall 774,000 diesels in Europe

3:51 pm U.S. ET | June 11, 2018
Daimler was ordered to recall 774,000 vehicles in Europe after two meetings with Germany's top regulator failed to allay concerns about irregularities in the Mercedes-Benz maker's diesel emissions. The government cited "prohibited shutoff devices" for the recall.

Audi CEO Stadler, purchasing chief Martens targeted in emissions probe

June 11, 2018 11:35 CET
German prosecutors widened an emissions-cheating probe against Audi to include CEO Rupert Stadler and Bernd Martens, the automaker's head of purchasing.

German regulator found 5 defeat devices in Daimler diesels, paper says

June 10, 2018 11:28 CET
Germany's road vehicle authority suspects emissions control devices are being used in the bulk of Mercedes owner Daimler's new Euro 6 diesel car fleet, encompassing 1 million vehicles, a newspaper said.

VW says 250,000 cars could be delayed by new testing rules

June 9, 2018 11:36 CET
VW Group said production of up to 250,000 cars from its brands will be delayed because of effects from new WLTP lab tests for emissions and fuel economy.

Volkswagen, Oklahoma reach $8.5M settlement over diesel emissions suit

1:34 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2018
Oklahoma is the latest state to reach a settlement with Volkswagen as part of a larger investigation into the automaker's years-long diesel emissions violations.

Former VW chief Winterkorn summoned to testify in emissions lawsuit, paper says

June 8, 2018 08:39 CET
Former VW Group chief Martin Winterkorn and the CEOs of Audi and Bosch have been asked to testify before a German court in connection with a lawsuit seeking damages from the automaker over its emissions-cheating scandal, a report said.

 
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Stadler's words return to haunt him

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9:23 am U.S. ET | June 18 2018

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70 years later, appreciating the genius of Ferry Porsche

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Why BMW's new 3 series needs to up its game

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 6 2018

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Why Chinese cars, crossovers should worry Europe's brands

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12:01 am U.S. ET | June 2 2018

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VW Group's new CEO Diess may have too much power

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