First the diesel emissions scandal and now cartel allegations - Volkswagen had a lot to answer for during a visit by German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks. VW is now promising to refit 4 million cars to reduce harmful emissions.
Not even a technical update will enable diesel cars to meet emissions specifications for German cities: An internal study by the German environment agency has revived debate over the future of the automobile industry.
In the wake of its diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen has replaced half of the supervisory board at its Audi subsidiary, with CEO Rupert Stadler remaining firmly at the helm of the premium carmaker.
The European Union has rolled out new on-road emissions testing which is intended to be "more reliable" than current lab tests and aims to focus specifically on diesel car emissions after VW's dieselgate scandal.
A Volkswagen (VW) manager, currently jailed in connection with the German automaker's emissions scandal in the United States, has pleaded guilty in a Detroit courtroom, hoping for lesser punishment.
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