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.
A judge has ruled that Volkswagen must face American investor claims over Dieselgate in the US. Ex-VW head Martin Winterkorn had hoped to have US lawsuits tried in Germany, a request thrown out by the California court.
Volkswagen's switch to electric-powered engines will leave thousands of workers out of a job. Salzgitter, where these workers are based, is already struggling with a drop in tax revenue from its biggest business. The combination of job cuts and tax drop poses a serious problem for the city.