Diesel Emissions Scandal
A German court opened proceedings Monday in a landmark case in which some 470,000 consumers aim to establish a right to compensation from automaker Volkswagen for cars affected by the company's diesel emissions scandal. The case, brought by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations on behalf of hundreds of thousands of diesel owners, uses rules enacted last year that allow a form of class-action suit. The new system was prompted in part by the scandal over Volkswagen's use of software to
German prosecutors said on Wednesday they had filed charges against former Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler, who is being investigated over his role in Volkswagen's emissions test cheating scandal. Volkswagen admitted in September 2015 to having used illegal engine control software to cheat pollution tests, triggering a global backlash against diesel. The public prosecutor's office in Munich said Stadler and three other defendants are being charged with fraud, false ce
"Cars of the BMW Group are not being manipulated and are in line with the applicable legal requirements," BMW said in a statement.
Volkswagen, whose diesel-emissions scandal broke in September 2015, pleads guilty in a US District Court to obstruction of justice and conspiracy.
A deal is at hand, VW confirms.
Dealers will finally get compensated for the cars they weren't allowed to sell.
Things haven't changed much for the academics researching vehicle emissions.
VW reached a deal with Federal authorities this week. The diesel emissions scandal is one step closer to a resolution.