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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02 Jun 2017

German authorities accuse Audi of emissions cheating

The German Transport Ministry (KBA) has asked Audi to recall 24,000 A7 and A8 models sold between 2009-2013 for emissions cheating.

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Mercedes-Benz E 220 d car review
27 May 2017

Is Bosch behind diesel emissions manipulation?

The world pointed the gun at Volkswagen last year after its public exposure during dieselgate, but now more manufacturers are being looked at… and Bosch seems to be the common element.

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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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08 Mar 2017

ACCC takes Audi to Federal Court over emissions scandal

The ACCC has taken Audi and the Volkswagen Group to court over #dieselgate and alleged breaches of the Australian consumer law.

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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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diesel cars slammed in new pollution test
11 Jan 2017

Heavy diesel vehicle NOx emissions less than diesel cars

Heavy diesel vehicles emit around half the nitrogen oxides (NOx) of diesel cars, per a report released by the International Council on Clean Transportation.

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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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Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs by 2020
19 Nov 2016

Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs by 2020

Volkswagen has announced it will cut a staggering 30,000 jobs in the wake of #dieselgate.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
07 Nov 2016

Volkswagen claims its defeat device complies with European law

Volkswagen has claimed the defeat device that’s caused it so much drama around the world, particularly in the US, doesn’t break European laws.

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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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Das Auto VW slogan
23 Dec 2015

Volkswagen planning to drop Das Auto slogan

The rumour mill is grinding away with the news that Volkswagen is preparing to drop its Das Auto slogan in the wake of its Dieselgate disaster…

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volkswagen announces fix for diesel engines with defeat device
26 Nov 2015

VW outlines fix for diesel engines in Europe… and maybe Australia

VW has issued details of a fix for 1.6L and 2.0L diesel engines that contain so-called ‘defeat devices’ to the Federal Motor Transport Authority in Germany.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
22 Nov 2015

VW refuses compensation for European owners of ‘cheating’ diesels… likely to be the same in Australia

VW has announced it will not pay compensation to the owners of diesel cars carrying ‘cheat’ software, despite VW US offering a $1000 goodwill package.

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How does the Volkswagen defeat device work
15 Oct 2015

VW emissions scandal: Do you really have to comply with a car recall? UPDATED

Audi has become the first of the Volkswagen Group to issue a recall notification on vehicles fitted with EA189 family engines fitted with an emissions ‘cheat device’.

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