Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt got seven years in prison and a $400,000 fine for his role in the 'Dieselgate' emissions fraud. The executive had made a plea deal back in August and this was the maximum sentence under plea.
Business Tech December 7, 2017
A Frankfurt man, who thought he lost his car to thieves in 1997, found out that it has remained parked in an industrial building the entire time. The owner reunited with his damaged vehicle but decided he does not want it anymore.
Car Tech November 19, 2017
The Volkswagen I.D. Buzz, unveiled as a concept electric vehicle inspired by the well-loved microbus, will soon become a reality. The new electric microbus will arrive at dealerships in 2022.
Car Tech August 20, 2017
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology predict that 1,200 people in Europe are likely to die early due to excess emissions from Volkswagen cars sold between 2008 and 2015. These were the cars found to have been installed with 'defeat devices.'
Public Health March 3, 2017
Audi has issued a recall order involving 576,000 vehicles for two reasons. The first reason is a fire hazard in the engine, and the second reason is the risk of ruptured airbags that can injure passengers.
Car Tech February 5, 2017
Volkswagen unveiled the I.D. Buzz microbus concept at the 2017 North American International Auto Show. The vehicle is more than just a modernized microbus, as it is all-electric, has a self-driving mode, and comes with customizable interiors.
Car Tech January 10, 2017
Mercedes-Benz announced an ambitious plan to produce one all-electric vehicle every year in the next eight to nine years. It also wants to build an entire ecosystem of technology and solutions based on its EV brand called EQ.
Car Tech December 5, 2016
BMW, Daimler, Ford and Volkswagen formed a joint venture to install a fast-charging EV network in Europe to counter 'range anxiety.' The automakers will roll out 400 EV charging stations at first, with thousands of charge points to follow by 2020.
Car Tech November 30, 2016
The U.S. California Air Resources Board (CARB) reportedly found another emissions cheating device in a number of Audi vehicles. The defeat device was used up until May 2016, eight months after the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal.
Car Tech November 7, 2016
Audi was reported to gift its upcoming all-electric vehicles with an 'e-tron' moniker. The carmaker followed the policy of its parent company Volkswagen and focused more on green cars, following the Dieselgate scandal from last year.
Car Tech October 19, 2016
BMW confirmed reports that it will be launching an all-electric version to the urban Mini in three years' time. A battery-powered X3 SUV compact will also follow suit.
Car Tech October 3, 2016
Volkswagen revealed more photos and specs of its electric car concept ID. The car manufacturer plans to launch the ID in 2020, but the price of the car remains unknown.
Car Tech September 30, 2016
Why will Ford, Volvo, Rolls Royce, and other big auto brands skip the Paris Motor Show 2016? The cost of running a show at the event and the existence of alternative marketing channels are two of the reasons.
Car Tech September 29, 2016
The Paris Auto Show is knocking at the doorstep, but supercars Bentley and Lamborghini will not honor the French capital with their presence. Volkswagen decided to cancel the presence of the luxury brands at the event, and for good reasons.
Car Tech September 21, 2016
The Volkswagen emissions scandal continues to claim executives’ heads in the group. The lead tech at Audi, Stefan Knirsch, was accused of knowingly lying under oath during hearings and was therefore suspended.
Car Tech September 19, 2016
BMW and Volkswagen completed the installation of express charging stations for electric vehicles in two of the United States' main highways. Each facility is 50 miles away from shopping malls, restaurants and rest areas.
Car Tech September 14, 2016
Volkswagen engineer James Robert Liang pleads guilty to a 10-year conspiracy to defraud U.S. regulators and its own customers. Liang also admits to consipiracy to commit wire fraud and to violate the Clean Air Act.
Business Tech September 11, 2016
Volkswagen is said to be unveiling an electric vehicle next month at the Paris Motor Show. The car is expected to have a single-charge range of about 300 miles and might go into production as soon as 2018.
Car Tech August 18, 2016
Volkswagen has banned 'Pokémon GO,' forbidding its employees from having the game installed on their phones. The automaker fears corporate espionage, worrying an employee could snap a screenshot of a Pokémon near a secret project.
Business Tech August 13, 2016
A team of security researchers revealed that practically all vehicles released by Volkswagen since 1995 are vulnerable to a wireless key hack. The exploit is a severe security threat as it leaves behind no physical trace.
Car Tech August 12, 2016
Volkswagen announced that it wants to enlarge its electric vehicle fleet with up to 20 models by 2020. The manufacturing facilities will be in the U.S., in a further attempt to appease the demanding and eco-conscious clients from the country.
Car Tech July 20, 2016
Volkswagen previously agreed to compensate owners of VW-manufactured vehicles that were involved in the company’s emission scandal. Dealers, on the other hand, have had no word about their own reparation until recently, when the company addressed such concerns as well.
Business Tech July 19, 2016
Volkswagen’s long-running involvement in some 85,000 reported cases of cheating in emission tests continues after proposals to provide a working fix for larger engines were rejected by California’s air-regulation board this Wednesday. It’s back to the drawing boards for the company.
Car Tech July 14, 2016
LG and Volkswagen will be collaborating on the next generation of connected-car platforms. The partnership aims to improve upon the current innovations found in smart home connectivity and location-based services.
Car Tech July 7, 2016
Volkswagen’s Chief Executive Officer told the media that European customers affected by the Dieselgate scandal will get a different treatment than American clients. No compensation for you, because the legal system is different.
Car Tech July 4, 2016
Who are eligible for the Volkswagen settlement claims, and for how much? We answer your Frequently Asked Questions on VW's deal in the wake of the emissions scandal.
Business Tech June 29, 2016
Volkswagen will pay $14.7 billion to settle legal claims concerning the 2015 emissions scandal. The amount is the largest class-action settlement in the U.S. to date.
Business Tech June 28, 2016
Owners of Volkswagen's troubled diesel cars could get as much as $7,000 as the automaker prepares to shell out over $10 billion to make things right.
Car Tech June 25, 2016
Did Martin Winterkorn, former Volkswagen CEO, manipulate the market by failing to disclose the financial damage caused by the 2015 emissions scandal? German prosecutors are launching an investigation.
Business Tech June 21, 2016
Volkswagen disappointed a lot of customers with the Dieselgate scandal but it wants to start clean. One strategy of the carmaker is to invest in electric vehicles alongside tapping into contemporary transportation opportunities.
Car Tech June 17, 2016
Four major automobile manufacturers continue to use defective Takata airbag inflators in new models of vehicles. While the sale of the cars would not break any regulations, they will be recalled by 2018.
Car Tech June 2, 2016
Is a Volkswagen battery factory opening soon? While rocked by a diesel emissions scandal, the carmaker is reportedly building its own car battery factory to strengthen its presence and sales in the electric car market.
Car Tech May 30, 2016
Investigators have uncovered a PowerPoint presentation that could prove Volkswagen's complicity in the alleged cheating of emissions test in the United States. The document outlined the use of software that could adjust a car's engine parameters to make it seem cleaner than it actually is.
Car Tech April 27, 2016
Volkswagen might be about to outline a plan for buying back some of the hundreds of thousands of cars it built to cheat emissions tests. It may also offer to repair some of them.
Legal April 21, 2016
Bugs and auto fans may be crushed in the year 2018. The iconic Volkswagen Beetle is predicted to be nearing its end and ceasing production in two years to make way for the company's Tiguan model.
FUTURE TECH April 18, 2016
The embattled automaker got itself into this mess, but can it power out of the trudge?
FUTURE TECH April 6, 2016
German car manufacturer Volkswagen is facing another issue, this time in India. Its Vento Sedans in the country have been halted until compliance with threshold limits for carbon monoxide emissions are held.
FUTURE TECH April 2, 2016
While the automaker was conducting its emissions cheating tactics, it was also promoting its line of clean diesels.
FUTURE TECH March 29, 2016
The recall affects 2015 and 2016 models of the all-electric vehicle.
FUTURE TECH March 28, 2016
A U.S. district judge has given the VW Group until April 21 to share concrete details of its proposed plan to fix the Diesel Gate issue in the U.S. If the company is unsuccessful, then the court may consider a retrial in the summer.
Legal March 26, 2016
The embattled automaker has until April 21 to provide a detailed blueprint for how it's going to bring nearly 600,000 compromised U.S. vehicles into emissions compliance.
FUTURE TECH March 24, 2016
The embattled automaker will bring everyone up to date about its emissions fix of nearly 600,000 diesels Thursday at Federal District Court in San Francisco.
FUTURE TECH March 21, 2016
Former executives of Porsche were acquitted in a regional trial court in Stuttgart, Germany. Ex-CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-CFO Holger Haerter were both charged with manipulating the market in a bid to take over Volkswagen in 2008.
Legal March 18, 2016
The damages just keep piling up for the embattled automaker.
FUTURE TECH March 15, 2016
Daniel Donovan, who worked in VW's general counsel office, alleges that he was terminated by the company for not participating in obstruction of justice by deleting files about the emissions-cheating crisis.
FUTURE TECH March 14, 2016