German automaker Volkswagen now faces a civil lawsuit by the government in the US. The case could become costly for the carmaker, says DW auto expert Paul-Christian Britz
Here it is again, the VW diesel crisis. Even if the German auto giant appears reformed and wants to look ahead, the legal processing in its Dieselgate scandal is only at a starting stage, says DW’s Henrik Böhme.
Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has been handed down a seven-year prison sentence in a US court, after pleading guilty to charges stemming from his role in the German carmaker's emissions-cheating scandal.
Net profits tumbled in the third quarter at Volkswagen as the world's biggest carmaker booked higher-than-expected charges related to the emissions cheating scandal in the US. Surprisingly, VW's future looks rosier.
A court has ruled that the German carmaker can't be forced to pay Dieselgate environmental damages at the state as well as federal level. The US state of Wyoming sought to fine VW hundreds of millions of dollars.
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