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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.


Volkswagen Group has sacked – well, he left "by mutual agreement," at any rate – its production chief, Michael Macht, marking the second executive dispatched by the automaker in the last week. Macht, pictured above, left, with VW Group Chairman Martin Winterkorn, was the man responsible for overseeing the introduction of VW's extremely important MQB platform, which will underpin a huge array of vehicles in the coming years.


During a gathering of 20,000 Volkswagen Group employees at company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany on Wednesday, CEO Martin Winterkorn dropped a bombshell. The boss stated that the automaker isn't operating efficiently enough and admitted the company needs to radically start cutting back to raise its profit margins. To right the ship, Winterkorn has proposed killing off less profitable models and spending less on research and development.


Broadcasting from its "Mobile Life Campus" in Wolfsburg, Germany (and crowing about Germany's World Cup win last night), Volkswagen has just announced that its new "Midsize SUV" will be built at the company's Chattanooga, TN manufacturing facility. Further, the company says it will establish a new "National Research & Development and Planning Center" at the Tennessee campus.

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