VW Group’s former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, approved a plan to disclose only partial information on the automaker’s software rigging to U.S. authorities seven weeks before the scandal broke last September, Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported.
Volkswagen Group’s attempts to contain the fallout from the emissions cheating suffered a setback after Audi, the group’s biggest profit generator, lost a key engineer tainted by the scandal.
Poland aims to have 1 million electric cars on its roads by 2025 as it seeks to cut carbon emissions from transport and will offer tax and other incentives, the energy ministry said on Tuesday.
Volkswagen Group is making slow progress on fixing cars equipped with illicit engine software in Europe, having repaired less than 10 percent of the 8.5 million affected models, the company said on Monday.
Audi’s head of technical development will be suspended this week as part of the investigation into an emissions scandal, Germany’s Bild am Sonntag newspaper reported citing sources.
The German states of Hesse and Baden-Wuerttemberg said on Friday they would sue Volkswagen Group for damages over its emissions-test cheating scandal, joining a group of equities investors also seeking compensation.
The European Union will take legal action against some member states for failing to police car emission rules, its industry commissioner, Elzbieta Bienkowska, said.
Porsche SE, the main shareholder of Volkswagen Group, is facing lawsuits from investors claiming the firm did not disclose the financial risks of VW’s emissions scandal uncovered a year ago.
Former Volkswagen Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech tried unsuccessfully to query ex-CEO Martin Winterkorn about the emissions scandal a month before the two had a public falling out, a German newspaper reported.
South Korea expanded an investigation into the fabrication of emissions and noise-level test results to all foreign car brands after fining Volkswagen Group for violations.
Robert Bosch began playing a key role in developing Volkswagen Group’s emission-cheating technology as early as the late 1990s, lawyers for VW owners said in a U.S. court filing that includes detailed allegations against the German supplier.
Volkswagen Group has won German regulatory approval for technical fixes on another 460,000 diesel cars with illicit emissions control software, it said Sunday in a statement, raising the number of vehicles cleared for repair to over 5 million.
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