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Former VW Exec Gets Max Prison Sentence for Role in Emissions Scandal

Oliver Schmidt, one of the highest-ranking Volkswagen officials implicated in Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal, was sentenced to seven years in prison by a federal district court judge in Detroit this week. […]

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Volkswagen Settles with U.S. for $14.7B Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

The U.S. Justice Department and Volkswagen AG have agreed to a $14.7 billion settlement over the German automaker’s cheating of diesel emissions tests. The settlement will be filed today in […]

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VW to Buy Back 500,000 U.S. Vehicles Which Cheated Emissions Laws

Volkswagen AG will buy back about 500,000 diesel vehicles which were part of the emissions scandal that rocked the German automaker last year when it became known the vehicles used […]

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California Proposal Threatens Old Cars, Replacement Parts

California could expand a Los Angeles-area vehicle buyback pilot program reminiscent of the 2009 federal cash-for-clunker program statewide, potentially threatening older cars and cheap replacement parts availability. The Specialty Equipment Market Association […]

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U.S. Sues Volkswagen; Fines Could Total $90B

The U.S. Justice Department sued Volkswagen for upward of $90 billion Monday, alleging the German automaker intentionally cheated federal emissions testing on several 2.0L and 3.0L diesel vehicles sold in […]

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Volkswagen Rigged 2.8M Cars to Cheat German Regulations; Porsche CEO Tapped to Lead VW

Volkswagen cheated emissions tests with about 2.8 million diesel vehicles in its home country of Germany, the company’s transport minister said Friday. That’s about six times as many cars as […]

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Volkswagen CEO Resigns Amid Emissions-Cheating Scandal

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned Wednesday as the German automaker reels from the emissions cheating scandal fallout. His successor will likely be appointed Friday. Winterkorn denied involvement in or knowledge […]

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EPA Says Volkswagen Cheated U.S. Emissions Tests

Volkswagen cheated emissions tests by installing software on vehicles sold in the U.S. designed to evade regulators, the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday. The EPA called the software a “defeat device” that allowed […]