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In Reversal, German Prosecutors Say Volkswagen’s Former CEO Isn’t Under … – New York Times

Friday, October 02, 2015

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Volkswagen sales tepid as scandal affects customer perception – USA TODAY

Friday, October 02, 2015

Company logos of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen sit in a box at a scrap yard in Berlin, Germany in this Sept. 23, 2015, photo.(Photo: Michael Sohn, AP) Embattled Volkswagen is in the slow lane when it comes to sales. Sales of Volkswagen brand vehicles in the U.S. rose 1% in September, compared to the same month a year earlier,  The brand badly trailed industry competitors, with overall industry sales up 16% for the month,…

Matthias Müller, in the Driver’s Seat at Volkswagen – New York Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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Volkswagen Sales Are Flat in First Report Since Scandal – New York Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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Volkswagen, Audi sales increase despite emissions cheating scandal – Los Angeles Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

September auto sales were so strong in the U.S. that even Volkswagen squeezed out a small gain — despite halting sales of its diesel cars because of an emissions test-rigging scandal. Volkswagen’s U.S. division said it sold 26,141 vehicles in September, up by a scant 145 cars from the number it sold in the same month a year earlier. Volkswagen’s Audi brand, whose A3 diesel version is its only model…

In Reversal, German Prosecutors Say Volkswagen’s Former CEO Isn’t Under … – New York Times

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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Amid Scandal, Online Interest in Used Volkswagen Diesels Heats Up – NBCNews.com

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal has created a busier online marketplace for the German automaker’s used diesel vehicles in the United States. Online used car marketplaces such as Kelley Blue Book or AutoTrader.com have seen a significant upswing in activity surrounding the specific vehicles affected by the scandal. “On AutoTrader, we are seeing shopping for diesels up,” said Michelle Krebs, a senior analyst at AutoTrader, who noted that the volume of shopping…

VW sold new cars with defeat devices in UK even after scandal broke in US – The Guardian

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Volkswagen has admitted that it continued selling new cars in the UK fitted with “defeat devices” to cheat diesel emissions tests even after US authorities uncovered the scandal. The revelation piles pressure on the German carmaker. Richard Lloyd, executive director at consumer group Which?, accused VW of “adding insult to injury” for consumers. VW revealed on Thursday that it had suspended the sale of 4,000 new vehicles in the UK…

US auto sales soar, but Volkswagen down – USA TODAY

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Customers shop for used vehicles at a CarMax dealership in Lexington, Ky.(Photo: Luke Sharrett, Bloomberg) U.S. automakers enjoyed a robust sales performance in September — with Volkswagen a notable exception. Ford reported a 23% increase, compared to the same period a month earlier. General Motors posted a 12% gain, and Fiat Chrysler extended its sales streak to 66 consecutive months of gains with a 14% rise. Toyota enjoyed a 16% increase. But Volkswagen, embroiled…

Volkswagen seeks to boost finances to meet emission scandal costs – Reuters

Thursday, October 01, 2015

BERLIN Volkswagen is looking at ways to cut costs and boost cash flow and could sell more shares if the price of clearing up a scandal over its rigging of diesel emissions tests puts its credit rating at risk. The German carmaker’s supervisory board has discussed ways of strengthening its finances, but has not talked about selling assets or brands, two sources close to the board told Reuters. One said…

Volkswagen Cars Aren’t The Only Ones Releasing More Pollutants Than They Should – Huffington Post

Thursday, October 01, 2015

New diesel cars from Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo and other manufacturers have been found to emit substantially higher levels of pollution when tested in more realistic driving conditions, according to new data seen by the Guardian. Research compiled by Adac, Europe’s largest motoring organisation, shows that some of the diesel cars it examined released over 10 times more NOx than revealed by existing EU tests, using an alternative…

Volkswagen Owners Wonder Where A Fix Will Leave Them – NPR

Thursday, October 01, 2015

i David Whitcomb of Waynesboro, Va., says he paid a premium for the diesel engine on his 2015 Passat TDI because he thought it would mean fewer emissions. Courtesy of David Whitcomb hide caption itoggle caption Courtesy of David Whitcomb David Whitcomb of Waynesboro, Va., says he paid a premium for the diesel engine on his 2015 Passat TDI because he thought it would mean fewer emissions. Courtesy of David…

Australia says Volkswagen faces legal action if ‘defeat devices’ found – The Guardian

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Volkswagen faces being hauled before a court and fined by the consumer watchdog if pollution-cheating software is found in its Australian cars. In an update on its investigation into the local impact of the car giant’s emissions fraud, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said a discovery of “defeat devices” would violate consumer law. Related: Emissions scandal: how the drive for diesel ran out of gas “As the enforcer of…

Town that Volkswagen built from scratch girds for trouble – U.S. News & World Report

Thursday, October 01, 2015

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The Other Victims of the Volkswagen Scandal: Dealers – New York Times

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Volkswagen: Political maneuvers behind the wheel? – CNBC

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Volkswagen “won’t be the same company” as the emissions scandal unwinds, Wolfgang Schaeuble, German’s austere finance minister, warned on Wednesday. On both sides of the Atlantic, Volkswagen’s — and indeed much of the carmaking industry’s — destiny is now more more in the hands of politicians than it has been for decades. Politicians will be under pressure both domestically and internationally to make the company, and maybe…

VW emissions scandal: 1.2m UK cars affected – The Guardian

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Volkswagen has revealed that almost 1.2m vehicles in the UK are involved in the diesel emissions scandal that has rocked the carmaker, meaning more than one in 10 of diesel cars on the country’s roads are affected. VW said the diesel vehicles include 508,276 Volkswagen cars, 393,450 Audis, 76,773 Seats, 131,569 Škodas and 79,838 Volkswagen commercial vehicles. The total number of vehicles affected is 1,189,906. This is the first time…

Volkswagen director says staff acted criminally over emissions tests – The Guardian

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A Volkswagen board director who represents the state of Lower Saxony, which has a controlling stake in the carmaker, has said some some staff acted criminally in cheating emissions tests. Related: The Volkswagen emissions scandal explained Olaf Lies, Lower Saxony’s economy minister, also said the board only found out about the scandal just before it was announced, even though it was known about in the US for more than a…

Despite Volkswagen Scandal, Europe’s Diesel Habit Could Be Hard to Kick – New York Times

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

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Wide range of cars emit more pollution in realistic driving tests, data shows – The Guardian

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

New diesel cars from Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo and other manufacturers have all been found to emit substantially higher levels of pollution when tested in more realistic driving conditions, according to new data seen by the Guardian. Research compiled by Adac, Europe’s largest motoring organisation, shows that some of the diesel cars it examined released over 10 times more NOx than revealed by existing EU tests, using an…