Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Volkswagen emission’s scandal

From right to left : Harald Krueger, CEO of German car maker BMW, Dieter Zetsche, chairman of German car maker Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz cars and Matthias Mueller, CEO of German car maker Volkswagen have taken seat to attend a so-called diesel summit on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 in Berlin.

BERLIN (AP) — German automakers are offering to fit over 5 million diesel cars in the country with updated software to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, an industry group said Wednesday after meeting ministers and state governors. The figure given by ...
In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 file photo, the four ring logo of German car producer Audi is photographed at the headquarters after the annual press conference in Ingolstadt, Germany.

BY DAVID McHUGH and GEIR MOULSON BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Audi says it will fit up to 850,000 diesel cars with new software to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry ...
In this March 3, 2016 file photo the four ring logo of German car producer Audi is photographed during the annual press conference in Ingolstadt, Germany.

BY TOM KRISHER DETROIT (AP) — U.S. authorities have accused a former executive of Volkswagen’s Audi luxury brand of giving orders to program diesel engines to cheat on emissions tests. Giovanni Pamio, 60, an Italian citizen, is accused of being ...
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)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — U.S. and California regulators approved a fix for more Volkswagen cars caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal, giving their owners an option to keep the vehicles instead of having the automaker buy them back, ...
Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of the board of directors of the Volkswagen AG, right, and Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Volkswagen AG, left, talk prior to the annual shareholders meeting in Hannover, Germany, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen’s board chairman has defended the decision not to publish results of the investigation it commissioned into its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests, saying it could expose the company to legal ...
This Sept. 21, 2015, file photo, shows the Volkswagen logo on a car for sale at New Century Volkswagen dealership in Glendale, California. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

BY ED WHITE DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered Volkswagen to pay a $2.8 billion criminal penalty in the United States for cheating on diesel emissions tests, blessing a deal negotiated by the government for a “massive fraud” ...
The logo of German car producer Audi is photographed behind a red light prior to the annual press conference in Ingolstadt, Germany, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities on Wednesday searched the offices of luxury automaker Audi in connection with the scandal over emissions tests by its parent company, Volkswagen. The raids were part of a fraud investigation into Ingolstadt-based Audi, launched by ...
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 and ED WHITE DETROIT (AP) — By cooperating with federal investigators and quickly agreeing to compensate car owners, Volkswagen likely will avoid a massive criminal fine for cheating on diesel emissions tests and trying to cover it ...
This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo, shows the logo on the grill of a Volkswagen on display in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

BY TOM KRISHER and ED WHITE DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to conspiracy and obstruction of justice in a brazen scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules on nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles by using software to suppress emissions ...
The CEO of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller gestures during a press conference held after the conclusion of the company's board of directors meeting in Wolfsburg, Germany, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017. (Swen Pf'rtner/dpa via AP)

BY FRANK JORDANS BERLIN (AP) — Volkswagen bounced back into the black in 2016 after suffering a loss the previous year due to the diesel emissions scandal, according to figures released by the German automaker Friday. The company reported a ...
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