Posted by Admin on September 21, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
The Californian Air Resources Board (CARB) increased the penalty fine for Volkswagen in negotiating the settlement sum for the car maker’s emissions scandal.
CARB increased the amount by over £117 million; pushing the total amount payable to the state to just under £1 billion in British Sterling.
The additional penalty was reportedly added for environmental fines. CARB is entrusted with monitoring air pollution and are taking their role extremely seriously when it comes to enforcing sanctions against VW. The money will not sit in a Californian state bank but invested in environmentally-friendly projects like developing cleaner electric vehicles.
Posted by Admin on September 19, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Bosch has reportedly been revelled as an embodiment of technological brilliance for many years. In fact, one common retort in Stuttgart was “halt dei Gosch, I schaff beim Bosch”, which more or less means; “stop talking, I’m the one working for Bosch”.
Bosch employees perhaps prided themselves for being a part of an iconic company that demanded respect and admiration. However, the world-leading automotive technology supplier allegedly created and supplied the software used by VW that’s at the centre of this ongoing emissions scandal; and it’s costing them a lot.
Volkswagen to offer up to 10,000 Euros premium for VW customers who trade in their old diesel models for new ones
Posted by Admin on September 14, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
A €10,000 (approximately £9,120) premium is a very attractive offer after two years of denying financial help and legal liability to victims of the atrocious emissions scandal the major car corporation was engaged in for something like a decade before getting caught in 2015.
As part of this new strategy employed by VW, here are what some owners could expect to receive towards purchasing a new VW vehicle as part of a trade-in scheme:
Oliver Schmidt pleaded guilty for his part in the VW emissions scandal – yet still no compensation for U.K. victims!
Posted by Admin on September 12, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Former VW executive, Oliver Schmidt, pleaded guilty for his participation in the automaker’s emissions scandal that was revealed to the public in September 2015.
According to reports, some employees and executives had been working on the so-called “defeat device” for approximately a decade, starting in May 2006. The employees reportedly agreed to effectively deceive regulators when they realised that VW engines wouldn’t be compliant with emissions standards.
Posted by Admin on September 07, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Luxury automaker Audi are voluntarily recalling 870,000 diesel-powered vehicles in order to “fix” installed emissions software that allows vehicles to pass official testing through means, that we say, stem from deception.
Owned by the Volkswagen Group, Audi has left many long and loyal customers absolutely dismayed over revelations of their involvement in this scandal. Audi is famous for marketing its cars as technologically advanced and its diesel cars as innovative and eco-friendly; but it turns out this wasn’t the case at all…
Posted by Admin on September 05, 2017 in the following categories: VW Scandal
The German Bundesanstalt fur Finanzdienstleistungaufsicht (BaFin) have announced they will begin investigations into Volkswagen and Daimler after allegations of price collusion and other cartel activities.
The colossal carmakers admitted to cartel authorities that secret meetings and discussions had taken place and that they reportedly did not notify investors of their activity.
Although this is not directly related to the emission scandal, it’s yet another headache for the German car giant to deal with off the back of alleged unfair practices.
Posted by Admin on August 31, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Some two years on since VW’s use of the so-called “defeat devices” hit the news, several other automakers have been accused of doing the same thing.
Authorities worldwide have been investigating automakers since the breaking of the scandal. Germany has called for Porsche vehicles – who are a part of the VW Group – to be recalled over concerns they are also fitted with suspicious software.
Once again, we ask the burning question: when will this ever end?
Former VW executive Oliver Schmidt set to plead guilty for his part in the Volkswagen emissions scandal
Posted by Admin on August 29, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Following denial after denial when it comes to guilt and responsibility, former VW executive, Oliver Schmidt, is to plead guilty for his part in the scandal.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch quite rightly stated: “Volkswagen obfuscated, they denied, and they ultimately lied.”
To hold VW executives accountable is the very least that they can do. Although VW continue to deny compensation to most victims around the world, it’s a positive thing that people are being properly punished for their involvement in what still looks like the biggest automotive scandal to ever occur.
Posted by Admin on August 24, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
Owners who refuse to undertake VW’s emissions “fix” software update in Germany are to be deregistered, according to new reports.
The German automaker who are denying liability for wrongdoing in Europe has recalled approximately 11 million vehicles worldwide… VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda models with 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0 EA 189 diesel engines manufactured between 2009 and 2015.
The emissions “fix” is there to apparently resolve the crisis. Now, fresh reports state that those affected owners who refuse it are to be deregistered.
Posted by Admin on August 22, 2017 in the following categories: Emissions News
VW aren’t the only ones who have reportedly been cheating emissions testing. Fiat Chrysler were alleged to have been doing the same as well.
Upon finding out about their alleged cheating, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prohibited the manufacturer from making diesels in the U.S. Since then however, there’s been a rumour in the mill that Fiat are making diesels again, and are set to be selling them once more.