Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Volkswagen emission’s scandal

In this Tuesday, May 6, 2014, file photo, a vehicle moves past a sign outside Fiat Chrysler Automobiles world headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

BY TOM KRISHER and MICHAEL BIESECKER WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than ...
The VW Logo is fixed on a wall at the Car Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

BY MICHAEL BIESECKER, TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN WASHINGTON (AP) — Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany were indicted in the U.S. on Wednesday in the VW emissions-cheating scandal, while the company itself agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges ...
In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, a Volkswagen Touareg diesel is tested in the Environmental Protection Agency's cold temperature test facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)

BY TOM KRISHER and DAVID MCHUGH DETROIT (AP) — The imminent criminal plea deal between Volkswagen and U.S. prosecutors in an emissions-cheating scandal could be bad news for one group of people: VW employees who had a role in the ...
Herbert Diess, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand speaks before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent 2016 battling a huge scandal over cars it rigged to cheat on emissions tests. And now stands a decent chance to pass Toyota for the title of world’s biggest ...
In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, a Volkswagen logo is seen on car offered for sale at New Century Volkswagen dealership in Glendale, California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — The Volkswagen executive who once was in charge of complying with U.S. emissions regulations was arrested during the weekend in Florida and accused of deceiving federal regulators about the use of special software that ...
Herbert Diess, left, Member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand and Hinrich Woebcken, right, CEO of the North America Region, Volkswagen and President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. pose after unveiling the Volkswagen Tiguan before the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen saw sales jump 16 percent in December for its namesake brand, propelled by a big increase in China, Volkswagen’s biggest market. Global sales reported Monday rose to 567,900 from 487,700 despite the damage ...
In this Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, a Volkswagen logo is seen on car offered for sale at New Century Volkswagen dealership in Glendale, California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Volkswagen faced a Monday deadline to tell a federal judge whether it had reached a deal with U.S. regulators and attorneys for car owners on the remaining 80,000 diesel vehicles that cheated on emissions tests. U.S. ...
In this July 19, 2016, file photo, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announces a lawsuit against Volkswagen in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday planned to hear whether Volkswagen, U.S. regulators and attorneys for vehicle owners had reached a deal for the remaining 80,000 cars caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal. U.S. District ...
In this Oct. 5, 2015, file photo, the VW sign of Germany's Volkswagen car company is displayed at the building of a company's retailer in Berlin. Volkswagen is scheduled to present its third quarter figures Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is starting legal action against Britain, Germany, Spain and Luxembourg for not imposing penalties against Volkswagen for using illegal software to hide vehicle emissions. The European Commission also said Thursday that it believes Britain ...
The head of Volkswagen core brand Herbert Diess speaks at a news conference at the Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, northern Germany, Tuesday Nov. 22, 2016. ( Philipp von Ditfurth/dpa via AP)

BY DAVID McHUGH FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen hopes to bounce back from its crisis with a shift in focus to more battery-powered cars, digital technologies such as autonomous vehicles, and an increase in sales of SUVs in the U.S. ...
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