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Volkswagen has admitted to installing software on millions of diesel vehicles that lets the cars defeat federal emissions tests. Governments around the world, including the US, Germany, and South Korea, have announced investigations into the issue. The emissions scandal is likely to cost the automaker billions of dollars in recalls and/or fines. This page contains all of Autoblog's articles on dieselgate, with the newest on top.
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Official

He and four others could face prison, forfeit millions of dollars

He and four others could face prison, forfeit millions of dollars.

Official

VW, which settled with the feds and paid fines, says 'the SEC is now piling on'

VW, which settled with the feds and paid fines, says 'the SEC is now piling on.'

Report

VW admitted illegal activity to regulators but didn't inform investors

VW admitted illegal activity to regulators but didn't inform investors.

ETC

About 61 vehicles disappeared from the lot in 2017

About 61 vehicles disappeared from the lot in 2017.

Report

There are 370,000 of the models under investigation in Europe

There are 370,000 of the models under investigation in Europe.

Report

Since 2015, VW has paid out more than $30 billion over the scandal

Since 2015, VW has paid out more than $30 billion over the scandal.

Official

He stepped in after his predecessor went to jail over Dieselgate

He stepped in after his predecessor went to jail over Dieselgate.

Official

Plan would boost profit at VW brand sooner, to cushion big EV push

Plan would boost profit at VW brand sooner, to cushion big EV push.

Report

Diesel scandal has so far cost more than $25b in the U.S. alone

Diesel scandal has so far cost more than $25b in the U.S. alone.

Official

Audi's former CEO, meanwhile, remains in jail

Audi's former CEO, meanwhile, remains in jail.

Official

With cities passing bans on diesel, the federal government steps in

With cities passing bans on diesel, the federal government steps in.

Official

With Taycan on the horizon, 'We would like our future to be diesel-free'

With Taycan on the horizon, 'We would like our future to be diesel-free'

Followup

Buybacks of 500,000 cars will continue through 2019

Buybacks of 500,000 cars will continue through 2019.

Followup

Scandal pits Porsche-Piech families against labor, regional interests

Scandal pits Porsche-Piech families against labor, regional interests

Official

This on top of the $4.3 billion fine in the U.S.

This on top of the $4.3 billion fine in the U.S.

ETC

Email surfaces in claim that company overstated its compliance

Fiat Chrysler Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne reprimanded the company's top U.S. spokesman for issuing press releases about Fiat's vehicle emissions practices days after Volkswagen's disclosure in September 2015 that the German automaker had used illegal software to evade emissions tests, documents released Monday show.

Official

It outlines its corporate strategy as more dirty diesels recalled

Audi on Tuesday said it plans to sell about 800,000 battery-electric and hybrid powered cars in 2025, as it seeks to catch up with electric car rival Tesla and emerge from a damaging emissions-cheating scandal.

Official

Recall will take total of Audis involved in VW scandal past 900,000

Audi has discovered emissions-related problems with a further 60,000 cars, it said on Tuesday, dealing a fresh setback to parent Volkswagen more than 2½ years after it first admitted to cheating U.S. diesel exhaust tests.

Report

He spoke with the Justice Department and FBI

Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess traveled to the United States this month to testify to authorities about the carmaker's emissions scandal, German newspaper Bild reported on Tuesday.

Breaking

He knew but continued ‘to perpetrate the fraud,’ indictment says

Federal prosecutors in Detroit on Thursday unsealed charges against former Volkswagen Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn, accusing him of conspiring to mislead regulators about the German automaker's diesel emissions cheating.

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