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October 9, 2015

Volkswagen's U.S. CEO Apologizes to Congress

Michael Horn, Volkswagen's president and CEO in the U.S., apologized to members of the U.S. Congress on Oct. 8 for selling cars that included a software cheat designed to defeat federal diesel emissions testing.

October 7, 2015

Volkswagen to Launch Massive Diesel Recall in January

Volkswagen AG will launch a recall in January of its diesel-powered cars that included cheat software designed to defeat emissions testing in a scandal that's expected to have a wide-ranging impact on one of the largest global automakers.

October 6, 2015

VW CEO Vows to 'Overcome This Crisis'

Volkswagen's new leader promised that the company will survive a scandal over its gaming of U.S. diesel emissions standards and said a technical solution is imminent for owners of the affected vehicles.

September 30, 2015

Fleets with Diesel VWs Evaluating Next Move

Several fleets with a significant number of diesel-powered Volkswagen vehicles are taking a closer look at how to move forward following revelations that the cars contain software designed to cheat federal emissions standards.

September 29, 2015

Volkswagen to 'Refit' 11M Diesel Vehicles

Volkswagen AG will ask the owners of 11 million vehicles that include emissions cheat software to report to dealerships to have their vehicles "refit" to correct the problem, the company announced Sept. 29.

September 28, 2015

VW Diesel Scores Suspended By Energy Efficiency Group

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has suspended providing Green Scores for Volkswagen's diesel vehicles until further notice in the wake of the automaker's diesel scandal, the council announced.

September 25, 2015

EPA Broadens Diesel Emissions Testing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will implement additional testing of diesel vehicles designed to uncover potential software algorithms used to evade federal emissions standards, the agency announced Sept. 25.

September 25, 2015

VW Names CEO, Restructures North American Unit

Volkswagen has appointed Matthias Muller, the chairman of Porsche AG, as its new chief executive to replace the departed Martin Winterkorn, and will restructure its North American operations in the wake of a scandal over diesel emissions.

September 24, 2015

Diesel Forum Defends Diesel Technology

The Diesel Technology Forum is defending diesel automotive technology in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal and urging individuals and companies to refrain from judging it harshly.

September 24, 2015

VW Dealers Support Imperiled North America CEO

Volkswagen's dealers have thrown their support behind Michael Horn, the North American chief executive who has reportedly been fired amid a deepening scandal over the manipulation of diesel engine technology.

September 24, 2015

Volkswagen to Name Porsche CEO to Top Post

Volkswagen is set to appoint Matthias Muller, the chief executive of Porsche, as its new leader amid a widening scandal over its gaming of emissions testing affecting 11 million of its diesel vehicles.

September 23, 2015

VW CEO Resigns Amid Diesel Scandal

Volkswagen AG has accepted the resignation of Martin Winterkorn, its chief executive, who released a statement saying he was shocked and stunned by the revelation that the company's diesel vehicles included software to evade emissions standards.

September 22, 2015

VW's Passat Gets Light Updates for 2016

Volkswagen of America announced the new 2016 Volkswagen Passat adds a new sportier trim level, upgraded technology and driver assistance systems, and other design updates.

September 21, 2015

Volkswagen 'Deeply Sorry' About EPA Violation

Volkswagen's chief executive said the company is "deeply sorry" and plans to fully cooperate with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in its investigation of the automaker's use of software to get around federal emissions regulations.

September 21, 2015

Study Underscores Merits of Automatic Braking Tech

European and Australian researchers conclude that vehicles equipped with such technology were involved in 38 percent fewer rear-end crashes, compared to vehicles without the technology.

September 18, 2015

VW, Audi Diesels Circumvented Clean-Air Regs

Audi and Volkswagen four-cylinder diesels used software to circumvent federal emissions standards, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has alleged.

September 14, 2015

VW Shows Next-Gen Tiguan SUV

Volkswagen is shifting its second generation Tiguan to its MQB platform, as the compact SUV gets the most significant update in almost a decade.

September 11, 2015

Volkswagen and Audi Preview 2016 Fleets

The 2016 model-year fleet preview for Volkswagen and Audi was held May 18-20, 2015, at the newly opened $100-million Porsche headquarters in Atlanta.

September 11, 2015

10 OEMs Vow to Make Automatic Braking Standard

The 10 companies are Audi, BMW, Ford, General Motors, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo.

August 31, 2015

VW Adds Fleet Sales Rep for Southern Region

Volkswagen has hired Michelle Franco-Birriel as its fleet account manager for the Southern Region covering 11 states, the automaker has announced.


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