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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Volkswagen is gearing up for the biggest recall in company history – The Verge

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Volkswagen’s newly appointed CEO Matthias Müller says the car maker has a plan to refit customers’ vehicles affected by the ongoing US emissions cheating scandal. Müller delivered the news to a group of company managers at Volkswagen HQ in Wolfsburg, Germany, following a long weekend with the project team tasked with helping dig the company out of its crisis, according to The Wall Street Journal. The plan awaits regulatory approval. Volkswagen’s…

Phase Two of the Volkswagen Scandal: Lawsuits – The Atlantic

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

It’s now the second full week—and the second phase—of the fallout from Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal. Last week brought a notice of violation from the EPA, an acknowledgement from Volkswagen that the “defeat devices” used to cheat emissions testing were installed in 11 million vehicles worldwide, the resignation and prompt replacement of CEO Martin Winterkorn, and a 30-percent drop in the company’s stock prices. Now for the legal troubles. The U.S….

Emissions scandal: Volkswagen to propose fix in October – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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NHTSA: Fiat Chrysler under-reported number of deaths – USA TODAY

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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What Drivers Should Know About Volkswagen, Audi ‘Action Plan’ – ABC News

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi drivers will finally get answers about their defective diesel cars. Volkswagen announced today it has prepared a “comprehensive action plan” that will inform customers about refitting their cars. The German automaker said it is creating websites to inform affected customers and submitting its “technical solution” to regulators for approval in October. “An internal evaluation on Friday established that a service procedure is required for some five million…

Will VW Diesel Crackdown Boost Apple, Tesla Battery Cars? – U.S. News & World Report

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Fiat Chrysler failed to notify safety agency about problems with its cars – CNNMoney

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Fiat Chrysler and the nation’s auto safety regulator said Tuesday that the automaker failed to properly report problems with its vehicles as required by law. As a result, fatal accidents did not get the attention they needed from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, which called the company’s failures “significant.” The gaps in reporting raise the possibility that Fiat Chrysler has failed to recall cars that it should have. The…

VW Says It Will Retrofit Diesel Cars To Fix Test-Cheating Module – NPR

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

i German carmaker Volkswagen says it has a plan to refit diesel cars that will make them comply with emissions standards. Here, the entrance to a VW branch in Duesseldorf, Germany, is seen on Monday. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images German carmaker Volkswagen says it has a plan to refit diesel cars that will make them comply with emissions standards. Here, the entrance to a…

Why Volkswagen should face criminal charges for its clean diesel scandal – Vox

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Criminal justice expert Mark Kleiman has described the Volkswagen clean diesel scandal as a story that “reads like the most paranoid anti-corporate fantasy, until you get to the line where the firm admits what it did.” For years, the company installed elaborate software in 11 million “clean diesel” cars to look like the vehicles’ pollution controls worked just fine during emissions tests, but on the road the cars were…

Volkswagen cut from top sustainability index – CNBC

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The DJSI itself weighs sustainability criteria partly through a Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), comprised of an online questionnaire assessing economic, social and environmental issues, checked against supporting documents, RobecoSAM’s told CNBC. Deloitte also conducts an external audit of the assessment process each year. But Greer said some of the DJSI’s questions were far too trivial. “Much of the questioning in the scoring systems concerns itself…

How Volkswagen Just Squandered 55 Years of Great Advertising – Adweek

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

“This Volkswagen missed the boat. The chrome strip on the glove compartment is blemished and must be replaced. Chances are you wouldn’t have noticed it; inspector Kurt Kroner did.” In 1960, Volkswagen ran what may have been its most famous ad ever: Lemon. The one-word headline described a 1961 Beetle that would never make it to a dealer. It had a mere blemish, enough for…

Volkswagen to refit cars affected by emissions scandal – Reuters

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

BERLIN Volkswagen announced plans on Tuesday to refit up to 11 million vehicles and overhaul its namesake brand following the scandal over its rigging of emissions tests. New Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said the German carmaker would ask customers “in the next few days” to have diesel vehicles that contained illegal software refitted, a move which some analysts have said could cost more than $6.5 billion. Europe’s biggest carmaker has…

Assessing the Human Toll of Volkswagen’s Diesel Deception – New York Times

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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Volkswagen Scandal Highlights European Stalling on New Emissions Tests – New York Times

Monday, September 28, 2015

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Assessing the Human Toll of Volkswagen’s Diesel Deception – New York Times

Monday, September 28, 2015

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Volkswagen: German prosecutors launch investigation into former boss – The Guardian

Monday, September 28, 2015

German prosecutors have launched an investigation into the former chief executive of Volkswagen as a result of the diesel emissions-rigging scandal. Reuters reported that the investigation into Martin Winterkorn focused on allegations of fraud in the sale of cars with manipulated emissions data. Winterkorn resigned last Wednesday after revelations in the US that Volkswagen installed software in its cars to disguise illegal emission levels. The news came as VW subsidiary…

Here’s why Volkswagen’s scandal is so annoying – Business Insider

Monday, September 28, 2015

Volkswagen2017 Volkswagen Tiguan Volkswagen is the world’s largest automaker, but its US business has been struggling mightily for the better part of the last decade. The company was finally showing that it had landed on a solution to this – with two new crossovers and an SUV that would target some of the fastest growing segments of the US auto-market. Then came the emissions scandal. Revelations that the company cheated federal…

Meet 3 angry Volkswagen owners – CNNMoney

Monday, September 28, 2015

Volkswagen’s costly lie has left the giant automaker in crisis. It has also left its customers feeling confused, cheated and steaming mad. The emissions scandal affects nearly 500,000 diesel Volkswagen and Audi cars in the U.S. alone — and millions more around the world. The scandal came to light when the EPA said Volkswagen had cheated on smog tests. U.S. regulators have ordered the company to recall the cars at…

German Prosecutors Investigating Winterkorn, Volkswagen’s Ex-CEO – New York Times

Monday, September 28, 2015

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