Who knew what about the VW emissions scandal? It extended beyond the manipulated tests of carbon dioxide emissions to serious problems in the global player's leadership culture.
EU regulators have opened a probe into whether several German carmakers colluded to hold back the roll-out of car emission control systems. It is the latest in a string of investigations into such alleged malpractices.
The first major court case against Volkswagen in Germany over its cheating in emissions tests involving millions of diesel cars begins Monday. It will examine whether the auto giant should have informed investors sooner.
The ministry said there is no new information in a Bild newspaper report on VW cheating emissions tests for petrol cars. Volkswagen has admitted cheating on emissions tests for diesel vehicles.
Volkswagen has announced that the "New Beetle," a playful spin on the classic bug, will become a thing of the past as of next year. Many Americans have fond memories of the car, despite its roots in Germany's Nazi past.
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