Transport & Environment Association (ETA) published a study revealing the ways in which the cars are “doped” to consume 40% less than the official tests emission and fuel consumption. The biggest differences are for Daimler, Peugeot-Citroen and General Motors. A recent study recognized by the European Commission demonstrates what was already known: the new cars sold in Europe emit and consume ...Read More »
Audi confirmed that more than two million cars already sold worldwide have installed the software that fools emission testing. A quarter of them were bought by German clients. Skoda officials confirmed the existence of 1.2 million cars worldwide that are equipped with engines that are in the same situation. DIESELGATE Audi – 2.1 million cars affected Once the Volkswagen Group ...Read More »
Car-addicts.com gives you a summary of all the vital information of the unfolding of the Volkswagen situation – aka Dieselgate, the German car manufacturer has manipulated its diesel engine emissions on the official consumer tests. September 18 • KEY MOMENT: VW Group is charged with evidence by the US Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) that has manipulated consumption and emissions tests ...Read More »
Martin Winterkorn resigns as CEO of Volkswagen: “I am shocked by the scandal. VW has been and will remain my life”
Martin Winterkorn has announced his retirement as CEO of the Volkswagen Group. The official was shocked by scandal in recent days, but looked confident in solving the problem. After the international press all “nailed the coffin” of Winterkorn all week anticipating a resignation or a dismissal somewhere this weekend, it seems that the speed with which successive facts hurried resignation ...Read More »
Volkswagen is likely to face the largest fine ever for influencing US emission tests. The company’s shares fall.
Volkswagen CEO – Martin Winterkorn – said the scandal involving the company diminishes the trust of the customers. The consequences are serious, because the German automaker risk the highest fine in the history of the automotive industry: 16 billion USD. The scandal involving the Volkswagen Group in the United States is growing. US government authorities have accused the German conglomerate that ...Read More »