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EPA – Cruze Diesel Sedan 52 MPG Highway

Given the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, a large question remains about its sales potential. Even in Europe with subsidized fuel prices diesel sales are dropping. In the U.S. hybrids and super-efficient gasoline powered vehicles rule the roads. Continue reading

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Dieselgate: Volkswagen Cuts Deal with FTC and Plaintiffs

Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to approximately $1.2 billion in benefits for the 3-liter plea bargain, assuming 100% participation in the program, a 100% buyback of all eligible so-called Generation 1 vehicles and availability of an Emissions Compliant Repair for Generation 2 vehicles. Continue reading

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Dieselgate: Bosch Plea-Bargain for Dirty Engines

The dieselgate plea bargain – and it looks like a real bargain – requires the approval by Judge Charles R. Breyer, who conducts the nationwide multi-district proceedings in which numerous civil law actions have been combined. Continue reading

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CARB, CDOJ Whack VW for Another $66 Million in Ongoing Dieselgate Scam

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Department of Justice today announced a partial Dieselgate consent decree for violations of the Clean Air Act caused by a “defeat device” in 3-liter diesel crossover SUVs sold by Volkswagen, Audi … Continue reading

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VW Diesel Emissions Settlements – Wisconsin Tax Rules

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue has issued guidance on the sales tax implications of the VW and Audi diesel emission fraud settlements. Continue reading

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Is Renault Joining VW in Failed Diesel Emission Tests?

In a tersely worded statement this afternoon, Renault Group acknowledged that a French Government Agency forwarded a file on failed diesel emission tests to prosecutors, who now must decide the next steps. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Dumps FIA World Rally Championship

Both FIA sanctioned racing series were ruinously expensive. Now VW is facing seemingly unending expenses in the dieselgate matter. More criminal charges are also under investigation. A proposed new customer racing program and the extension of existing ones will cut costs, and might even make money. Continue reading

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More VW Diesel Woes – €800 Million German Suit

The lawsuit concerns losses investors suffered from the drastic drop in VW share value in shares traded on the German Deutsche Börse Xetra exchange, as a result of the VW diesel emission fraud scandal. Continue reading

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Long-Time Volkswagen Engineer Pleads Guilty to Criminal Charges for Rigging Tests on Dirty Diesels

In the latest setback for beleaguered Volkswagen in the thus far un-ending Dieselgate scandal, a long-time employee – James Robert Liang – pled in the U.S. Eastern District Court of Michigan to criminal charges over his role in rigging results for at least 11 million diesels, thereby defrauding regulators. Continue reading

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Volkswagen Group Earnings Devastated by Diesel Emissions

Volkswagen Group set a breathtaking loss of -$4.6 billion (-€4.1B) during 2015 because of the ongoing – and soon to get even more expensive – diesel emissions cheating scandal. Continue reading

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