German prosecutors launched another investigation into whether Martin Winterkorn and an unnamed Volkswagen board member violated disclosure laws.
Volkswagen admits that Martin Winterkorn received at least two memos advising him about the diesel emissions problem well before the scandal became public.
A German report claims that Martin Winterkorn received a letter admitting to the defeat devices two weeks before the diesel emissions scandal went public. This was just the latest allegation that the automaker knew about the problem ahead of time but didn't tell the public.
Bild am Sonntag says Volkswagen executives knew about irregular CO2 readings a year ago, countering VW's claim that it only found out this November.
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.
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.
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.
CEO Dr. Martin Winterkorn resigns amid Volkswagen emissions scandal. The world's top selling automaker must now work to regain public trust.
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.
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.