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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"A key conspirator in this scheme to defraud the United States"

Oliver Schmidt gets prison, must pay fine in dieselgate scandal

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Board approves latest round of $40 billion.

The goal: To be No. 1 in EVs.

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Billions for U.S. owners, but a payout in Germany is far less likely

Billions for U.S. owners, but a payout in Germany is far less likely.

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This is the first part of the price VW will pay in its diesel emissions settlement.

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A probe by German prosecutors includes investigating whether VW disclosed details promptly.

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And the cheating saved VW 1.5 billion euros it would've had to spend to comply with regulations.

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Diesels have been 1 percent of Mercedes' US sales, so perhaps seeking certification wasn't worth the hassle.

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Buybacks total almost 238,000 so far.

Six months on, VW has made significant progress in buying back cars affected by the diesel emissions scandal.

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Move comes after EPA helped uncover VW Dieselgate.

A 99 percent federal cut to the vehicle testing budget.

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Settlement also requires VW to offer at least three new EVs by 2020.

The settlement covers states including New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Washington, as well as some consumer claims.

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And now the owners of the stadium where the cars are being held is in legal trouble.

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Homes of Audi executives searched as well.

Investigators want to find out who is responsible for the diesel emissions cheat.

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Plugging into an EV future.

VW Group looks to the Four Rings for tech leadership.

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This latest settlement will cost VW $1.2 billion alone.

VW will either fix or buy back about 78,000 Volkswagens, Audis, and Porsches with V6 diesel engines.

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Oliver Schmidt originally claimed there was a technical problem with testing.

He is expected to face charges in Detroit.

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Volkswagen won't buy back a bare husk.

A number of owners have made headlines for trying to return stripped out cars.