16 Sep 2019

Volkswagen reaches settlement over Dieselgate in Australia

VW will spend up to $140 million paying out Australian owners of cars affected by the Dieselgate scandal.

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26 May 2017

GM owners jump on dieselgate bandwagon

GM joins five other manufacturers alleged to have used emissions defeat devices in its cars… is #dieselgate bigger than we thought?

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12 Jan 2017

Volkswagen agrees to US$4.3 billion settlement over #dieselgate

Volkswagen has agreed to pay out US$4.3 billion in damages to resolve the case against it in the US over emissions cheating.

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Oliver Schmidt, former General Manager, Engineering and Environmental Office, Volkswagen Group of America
10 Jan 2017

Volkswagen executive arrested and charged with fraud over #Dieselgate in the US

A Volkswagen executive, Oliver Schmidt, has been arrested and charged in the US with fraud and conspiracy to conceal VW’s emissions defeat device.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
02 Sep 2016

The ACCC launches proceedings against Volkswagen over #dieselgate

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is taking Volkswagen to court over alleged misleading conduct around vehicle emissions.

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29 Feb 2016

Volkswagen Amarok first in VW dieselgate recall in Australia

Volkswagen has announced it will recall 8694 Amaroks as part of the global dieselgate scandal. This follows the recall launched in Europe late last year.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
10 Jan 2016

Volkswagen slammed for withholding documents relating to dieselgate

US state attorneys have slammed Volkswagen for withholding documents relating the company’s use of illegal diesel emission-beating software.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
12 Dec 2015

VW says trying to meet “impossible” US NOx emissions is to blame for #dieselgate

VW chairman, Hans Dieter Poesch, has said that VW boffins installed illegal software on its EA189 diesel engines after it couldn’t meet US NOx emissions regulations legally.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
03 Nov 2015

#dieselgate engulfs more Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche cars

The US EPA has issued a second notice of violation of the clean air act against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche after a defeat device was found on VW Group 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engines.

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My Octavia is an emissions cheat
13 Oct 2015

My Skoda Octavia 103TDI is a #dieselgate emissions cheat UPDATED

Like Lance Armstrong, my Skoda Octavia 103TDI is a cheat. It’s a dirty, poisonous gas belching cheat and it’s all Volkswagen Group’s fault… #dieselgate.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
29 Sep 2015

VW’s Dieselgate expands to include Audi, Skoda

In unsuprising news, reports are that many Audi and Skoda diesel vehicles were also fitted with the emissions test ‘defeat device’. Volkswagen is not just one of the largest manufacturers of vehicles in the world, but also owner of several other marques – Audi, Bentley, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT and Skoda. 

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
28 Sep 2015

Carmakers begin to distance themselves from #dieselgate

If Volkswagen used defeat devices to pass emissions tests, maybe others did too? or maybe not, as car makers start to deny using special systems…

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Porsche CEO Matthias Müller
26 Sep 2015

Porsche CEO Matthias Müller takes over at VW as #dieselgate toll rises to 5million cars

Porsche CEO Matthias Müller has been announced as the new CEO of the Volkswagen Group in the wake of the #dieselgate scandal.

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VW CEO Dr Martin Winterkorn resigns
24 Sep 2015

Volkswagen CEO Dr Martin Winterkorn resigns over #dieselgate

Volkswagen CEO Dr Martin Winterkorn has resigned over Volkswagen Group’s scandalous emissions cheating in what has become known as #dieselgate.

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20 Dec 2019

VW fined record $125 million in Australia, considering appeal

VW was handed a record $125 million fine over its emissions scandal today but it is already considering an appeal.

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