Emissions

45,000 UK drivers team up to fight VW over emissions

Almost 45,000 UK motorists have joined forces to fight VW over the emissions scandal in a class action lawsuit. The pre-trial hearing is scheduled for next month. It was back in 2015 that the German car giant was found guilty of manipulating software in its cars, helping them ‘cheat’ laboratory tests on emissions. The news(…)

VW scandal sees sales of diesel fall to lowest level for seven years

As consumers continue to react to the emissions scandal, sales of diesel cars in Western Europe are set to fall under 50% this year, says a leading forecasting group. This puts diesel sales at their lowest market share since 2009. The figures have been calculated from the sales figures of 17 different European countries, and(…)

Volkswagen dragging heals over emissions ‘fix’

One year on from the emissions scandal rocked the German car maker to the core, it is still estimated that Volkswagen has yet to ‘fix’ 1.2 million affected cars in the UK. Back in 2015, at the height of the scandal, the automaker vowed to have rectified the problem and fixed the cheating emissions software(…)

VW engineer at centre of Dieselgate storm reveals whole design team was in on fraud

The VW engineer at the centre of the diesel emissions test scandal has agreed to spill the beans on his part in the deceit. James Robert Liang agreed to a plea deal with the US federal government to co-operate with the investigation into how the German automaker cheated American emissions tests and passed off its(…)

VW may have broken EU consumer rules

A top EU official has revealed that Volkswagen may have broken European Union consumer protection rules. This follows on from a raft of complaints lodged against the German automaker following the diesel emissions scandal. In September 2015, the United States discovered a device in numerous VW diesel models that gave lower then accurate emissions readings(…)

Volkswagen Damaged Again?

Everyone knows what has happened to Volkswagen in the last few months. The emissions scandal has plagued the company and has become an industry wide problem. The company, up until recently, have seen their sales and stocks plummet. It has been extremely difficult for the company to bounce back and it seems like Volkswagens plan(…)

Volkswagen Will Start to Fix Emission Cheating Vehicles

It has been a long time coming, we are at the very start of the second quarter of 2016 and Volkswagen will only now, after almost half a year, be starting to fix some of the 11 million vehicles that were affected by the emissions scandal in September 2015. The scandal affected multiple vehicles all(…)

How Well Did Volkswagen Do Financially?

It is that time of year when the Finances of the world’s biggest companies are released. The general public learns about them whilst economists scrutinise them, some however use it as a gauge to predict the future. So, what financial situation is Volkswagen in? And what does their future look like? Well of course the(…)

Volkswagen and the UK Government

The Volkswagen emissions scandal has been in the news for months and months now. As the full story and the compensation packages are becoming clearer to the general public, UK motorists are starting to wonder what is going to happen here in regards to their defect vehicles. The US has been at the centre of(…)

Volkswagen Create Post-Scandal Business Plan

Since the emissions scandal rocked the motoring world, Volkswagen has tried to ensure that they will bounce back as a reputable company again. Volkswagen like any other business in that situation, have created a plan in order to deal with the 11 million cars that were installed with the emissions cheating software. That plan involves(…)