Volkswagen Scandal

Volkswagen fined nearly $9 million for missing environmental permits

Date of Release: 
Feb 16 2016

VW is in trouble again. This time in Mexico where environmental authorities (Profepa) have fined the German automaker’s local unit $8.9 million dollars for failing to obtain emission certification permits for nearly 46,000 2016 model Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Seat and Volkswagen vehicles it imported to the country.

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EU calls for greater enforcement powers in wake of VW dieselgate scandal

Date of Release: 
Jan 28 2016

Four months after cheating revelations at Volkswagen rocked Germany, the EU has proposed new rules for assessing car emissions in Europe, saying tests should only be carried out by independent labs, the software protocols should be public and there should be roadside spot checks.

Car manufacturers would no longer pay the test laboratory directly, to avoid potential conflicts of interest, and laboratories that break the rules would have rights to certify the emissions of new cars withdrawn.

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EPA wants Volkswagen fix that doesn’t hurt vehicle owners: ‘We’re not there yet’

Date of Release: 
Jan 13 2016

DETROIT — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency wants Volkswagen AG to come up with a solution to its emissions-rigging scandal that has zero negative impact on the vehicles’ owners, an agency director said Wednesday, a day after it rejected the automaker’s recall plans.

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VW faces billions in fines as U.S. sues for environmental violations

Date of Release: 
Jan 6 2016

The U.S. Justice Department has sued Volkswagen for up to $48 billion for allegedly violating environmental laws - a reminder of the carmaker's problems nearly four months after its emissions scandal broke.

Although such U.S. lawsuits are typically settled at a fraction of the theoretical maximum penalty, analysts said the size of the claim meant Volkswagen (VW) could face a larger bill than previously anticipated.

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