Ferdinand Piech: was left with little option but to put his own head in the noose he had fashioned. Photograph: Frank Leonhardt

After two decades as Volkswagen’s uncrowned and mercurial emperor, Ferdinand Piëch has resigned as group chairman after losing a boardroom battle wi(...)

Ferdinand Piëch, a towering figure at Volkswagen for more than two decades, resigned as its chairman on Saturday after losing a showdown with Chief(...)

VW’s key players Wolfgang Porsche and Ferdinand Piech.

The power struggle at Volkswagen escalated over the weekend, as a rift emerged between the Porsche and Piëch families that control the carmaker and(...)

All of majority Volkswagen shareholder Porsche SE’s common stock is now held by the Porsche and Piech families, said Wolfgang Porsche. Photograph: Volkswagen

The Porsche-Piech family bought Qatar Holding’s 10 per cent stake in Porsche Automobil Holding to regain full control of the majority owner of Volkswa(...)