Volkswagen is desperately testing its models against a new emissions test that comes into effect in September. It's running out of space to park its new cars waiting for approval.
German prosecutors have charged former Volkswagen boss Martin Winterkorn in the diesel emissions scandal. The charges include one of major fraud. The news coincides with VW showcasing its wares at the Shanghai auto show.
The indictment of ex-Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is the next logical step in the aftermath of the company's emissions-cheating scandal. DW's Henrik Böhme thinks the man should now come clean.
Despite China's car sales falling for nine months, German automakers are betting on new electric models to boost market share. Further headwinds could emerge when Beijing's generous electric car subsidies end next year.
Volkswagen Slovakia is laying off 3,000 people by June as the parent company shifts its focus to electric vehicles. The domestic economy is heavily dependent on car production, and EU emissions targets mean big changes.
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