German carmaker Volkswagen has admitted to rigging millions of diesel vehicles worldwide in a bid to thwart emissions tests in the US and elsewhere.
Wolfsburg-based auto maker VW is facing a hard time to improve its image following its large-scale pollution scandal. The company braces for huge litigation and compensation costs. This page collates recent DW content on the subject.
German car bosses and politicians have signed up to a pact to overhaul engine software on 5.3 million diesel cars to cut pollution - but many consumers have only one word to describe how they feel: cheated. Consumer protection groups say it's still uncertain if software updates will be enough to keep affected vehicles on the road.
A German court has ruled that a diesel ban may be lawful - amid concerns the engines can never be clean enough. That comes with Germany's car industry already mired in a scandal over diesel, after makers were found to be using software that cheated emissions tests.
More bumps in the road for Germany's carmakers, as investors drop shares following a ballooning discussion around alleged collusion between Volkswagen, Daimler, Audi, Porsche on vehicle technology - keeping prices artificially high for customers and low for suppliers.