UK proposes clean-air zones, scrappage scheme for polluting cars

By Costas Pitas LONDON, May 5 : – Britain said on Friday it could introduce a scrappage scheme to get the most polluting cars and vans off its roads and charge some drivers of old vehicles to enter parts of the country, as it strives to improve air quality. The government had sought to delay […]

VW resumes U.S. diesel sales after emissions scandal

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, May 3 : Volkswagen AG said on Wednesday it resumed selling diesel cars in the United States last month, and that they accounted for nearly 12 percent of its April sales, a sign consumer demand for such cars had not been dampened by its emissions scandal. The world’s largest automaker by […]

Volkswagen set to plead guilty Friday in emissions case

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Mar 9 : Volkswagen AG is set to plead guilty on Friday to three felony counts in the Justice Department’s diesel emissions investigation, as the German automaker seeks to move past its cheating scandal. As part of a plea agreement with U.S. prosecutors announced in January, the company agreed to sweeping […]

VW launches U.S. electric vehicle infrastructure unit

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Feb 8 : Volkswagen Group of America announced a U.S. subsidiary that will manage $2 billion in investments in zero emission vehicle (ZEV) infrastructure and awareness programs over a decade as part of a court settlement on its excess diesel emissions. The world’s largest automaker by sales said the unit plans […]

VW shareholders call for reforms in wake of 4.3 bln dollars US deal

By Edward Taylor FRANKFURT, Jan 12 : Volkswagen investors demanded greater transparency and reforms at the carmaker after it admitted to criminal offences in rigging U.S. emissions tests and U.S. prosecutors indicted six current and former managers over the scandal. The German company agreed to pay $4.3 billion in civil and criminal fines in a […]

VW faces reforms, oversight for 3 yrs under US settlement

By David Shepardson WASHINGTON, Jan 13 : Volkswagen AG, as part of a $4.3 billion settlement with U.S. regulators, agreed to sweeping reforms, new audits and oversight by an independent monitor for three years to resolve diesel emissions cheating investigations. Under the settlement of charges it installed secret software in U.S. vehicles to allow them […]