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US: VW’s customers to be generously compensated

US: VW’s customers to be generously compensated

The US owners of around 600,000 over-polluting Volkswagen cars will be offered generous compensation packages, the head of automaker’s claims fund told a German paper. More than four months after the scandal broke out, Volkswagen still has not won an approval from the regulators to fix any of the roughly […]

US: New Jersey sues Volkswagen over dieselgate

US: New Jersey sues Volkswagen over dieselgate

New Jersey becomes the forth state in the United States filing a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG over the automaker’s excess diesel emissions. Volkswagen is facing more than 500 lawsuits in the United States, after the company has disclosed that 482,000 2.0-litre 2009-2015 diesel cars and 85,000 of its larger cars […]

US: VW submits a fix for the affected V6 diesels

US: VW submits a fix for the affected V6 diesels

The US regulators said Volkswagen has met the deadline to propose a plan to fix the 80,000 3.0-litre diesel cars affected by the emissions scandal. The California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency said late on Tuesday that Volkswagen submitted a plan to mend the affected 80,000 cars powered […]

VW to keep its trucks business for now

VW to keep its trucks business for now

Volkswagen’s trucks division head said the German automaker was not considering selling its truck business to raise cash in order to cope with the emissions scandal financial repercussions. Volkswagen is facing billions of euros in costs after the automaker admitted it rigged millions of cars to bypass the emissions tests. […]

US: New Mexico sues VW over diesel emissions scandal

US: New Mexico sues VW over diesel emissions scandal

The US state of New Mexico filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen AG and its premium divisions over the automaker’s excess diesel emissions that were affecting 11 millions of cars worldwide. After Texas, West Virginia and Harris County, Texas, another US state is filing a complaint against the German automaker over […]

VW CEO calls for real-world emissions tests

VW CEO calls for real-world emissions tests

Volkswagen Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller said the gap between the official emissions tests and the real-world ones needs to be narrowed, announcing as well the start of the European recall. Even if the discrepancy issue between the laboratory emissions tests and the real-word results was a matter of common […]

VW’s labor leader rejects productivity push plans

VW’s labor leader rejects productivity push plans

Volkswagen’s labor leader has rejected a plan by management for a big rise in productivity at the core division, saying structural changes were causing worries among workers. Volkswagen brand chief executive Herbert Diess plans to increase productivity by 10 percent this year, but this goal is not to the liking […]