File: A close-up of the Volkswagen logo on the hubcap of a classic VW bug. (Flickr / Mick Amato)
09 Jan 2017

FBI Arrests Volkswagen Executive Involved In Emissions Scandal

The FBI arrested former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt on charges of conspiracy to defraud the United States. Schmidt was in charge of emissions compliance for Volkswagen and is believed to have participated in a scheme to fake emissions levels to meet U.S. government requirements for pollution. Volkswagen cheated U.S. emission

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Inside a Volkswagen (funeralbell on Flickr)
25 Sep 2015

Disgraced Volkswagen CEO Could Leave Company With $67 Million

A job well done? On Wednesday, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned after it was revealed that Volkswagen had been engaging in a large scale program to cheat on pollution emissions tests. The discovery led to a recall order for 11 million cars and triggered investigations by the Environmental Protection Agency

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File: A close-up of the Volkswagen logo on the hubcap of a classic VW bug. (Flickr / Mick Amato)
22 Sep 2015

Volkswagen Emission Scandal May Lead To Industry-Wide Probe

German automaker Volkswagen has now admitted to installing software in its vehicles to cheat US pollution admission tests and has claimed that 11 million of its cars worldwide contain the software. The company announced it would set aside $7.3 billion to pay the costs of fixing the cars so they can actually pass an emissions test.

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