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VW engineers admit that they cheated to lower CO2 emissions for the company's vehicles because they couldn't meet the goals set by former CEO Martin Winterkorn.


New VW Chairman Hans Dieter Potsch Takes His Place As Head Of Holding Company

Having already resigned as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, Martin Winterkorn brings his departure closer to completion by stepping down as chief executive of Porsche SE, VW's largest shareholder.


Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn still serves as chairman of Porsche SE, Audi, Scania, and Truck & Bus GmbH. But he's expected to resign from those posts soon as well.


Former VW Chief Still Chairs Porsche SE, Audi, Scania, Truck & Bus GmbH

Though he may have resigned as CEO of the Volkswagen Group, Martin Winterkorn retains four senior positions - including head of the company's largest shareholder Porsche SE, and three of its business units.


German prosecutors are stepping back from their initial investigation into Martin Winterkorn for alleged fraud in the emissions scandal. They say there's not yet enough evidence to focus on him in the case.


Multiple reports indicate that Bosch warned VW in 2007 against using the engine management software VW used to skirt diesel emissions tests. A VW engineer warned the company again in 2011.


German prosecutors in the city of Braunschweig are beginning an investigation into Martin Winterkorn for alleged fraud in VW's diesel emissions scandal. It could be years, though, before the case ever sees a courtroom.


To No One's Surprise...

Many VW diesel owners, and potential owners, are mad at the automaker for its deceptive emission practices.


From Sponsored Ads Disappearing To Government Investigations, The News Keeps Moving

A brief look at the latest VW diesel scandal news, including new investigations in Canada and Germany and running the numbers on how bad the pollution is.


VW 'Needs A Fresh Start,' Winterkorn Says

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn steps down amid charges the company manipulated its diesel-powered cars to meet emissions regulations around the world.


Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has issued a video statement where he apologized profusely for the company's diesel emissions scandal. He made no mention of resigning from the automaker.


"No Commitment To Electro-Mobility Can Be Any Clearer Than That."

Get ready for another big blast of plug-in vehicles from the VW Group, sayd CEO Winterkorn at the start of the Frankfurt Motor Show.


The Executive Committee of Volkswagen's Supervisory Board recommends the renewal of Martin Winterkorn's contract to remain CEO for another three years.


Volkswagen chairman Martin Winterkorn says the company is prepping a battery with a 186-mile range, which is more than double the current e-Golf. Although, it's less than the projections of potential competitors like the Tesla Model 3, Chevrolet Bolt, and the rumored upcoming Nissan Leaf update.


Volkswagen is searching for a new chairman to replace the ousted Ferdinand Piëch and interim chair Berthold Huber, but whether it's rushing ahead or taking its time depends on whom you ask.


The latest reports indicate that Ferdinand Piech's sudden departure as chairman of the Volkswagen Group supervisory board came after a failed attempt to supplant CEO Martin Winterkorn. But the bigger question now is who will take his place.


Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech quits VW after a brief power struggle over the fate of company chairman Martin Winterkorn.


The public showdown between VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piëch and Group CEO Martin Winterkorn is calm for now, but there's a chance it has damaged Piëch's position and it most likely isn't over.


With Ferdinand Piech opposing Martin Winterkorn's bid to become Volkswagen Group chairman, an upcoming meeting between the two over the position could be tense.


Before Porsche CEO Matthias Müller was promoted to the Volkswagen Group supervisory board, he made remarks on his potential as a successor to Group CEO Martin Winterkorn. His comments were taken to mean he wasn't interested in the job, but he now says his words were misunderstood.


Who replaces Martin Winterkorn at Volkswagen? Well, Winterkorn seems to think whoever takes his place won't be hired from within the VW Group.

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