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Also, VW's Diesel Scandal Is Apparently An American Conspiracy

European automakers don't think their diesels will be able to hit upcoming EU standards, so they're asking for a break. Whether legislators go along with it remains to be seen.


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.


Performance Hits Likely

Volkswagen might need a separate fix for the two different NOx-reducing systems in its diesel engines with emissions-evading software, but both solutions could affect performance.


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.


October Poised To Represent True Indicator Of Sales Loss

VW posted a small overall sales gain in the month of September, but that's because the full brunt of its diesel emissions scandal won't be felt until October.


Volkswagen releases pricing for the GTE and Alltrack versions of its European-market Passat, with the hybrid sedan starting at the equivalent of $50,000.


Volkswagen's stock is being removed from the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices because of the automaker's diesel emissions evasions. The change is effective October 6.


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.


Jaguar Land Rover is pressing ahead with its plans to launch diesel engines in nearly all of its vehicles, despite the recent Volkswagen scandal.


The government incentives that buyers of VW's diesels received in 2009 could be used to form a fraud case against the automaker by prosecutors in the US.


Senators Richard Blumenthal and Amy Klobuchar are requesting that the Department of Justice pursue civil and criminal charges against VW for its emissions evasions. They don't want the agency to accept any kind of plea deal from the automaker.


VW boss Matthias Mueller announced in a closed-door meeting that the company will "refit" all 11 million vehicles affected by its emissions-cheating software.


VW has launched a dedicated website to get diesel owners information on which models are affected, when they might be fixed, and other info about what's going on.


Great White North's Auto Market Is About 10% The Size Of America's

The Canadian government will stand strong with the US EPA to test Volkswagen diesels.


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.


NHTSA has sent letters to seven automakers, including VW and Tesla, asking which of their models contain Takata airbag inflators with ammonium nitrate propellant. The agency is considering a further expansion of the recall.


There will be unforeseen damage from the VW diesel scandal, but thankfully there's a bright spot within the darkness.


Audi has 2.1 million diesel vehicles worldwide with emissions-evading software, some of those are in the US.


With Volkswagen focusing its attention on managing a diesel emissions scandal, the head of Red Bull Racing fears that the proposed deal to have the automaker take over the team is now off the table.


Funny or Die has taken aim at Volkswagen and its diesel controversy, and the collateral damage comes in the form of the oft-derided 'basic' girl.


Credit rating agencies are looking negatively on VW in the wake of the automaker's diesel emissions scandal. There's a concern about how this affects the company going forward.

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