Herbert Diess, Volkswagen’s chief executive, at the Frankfurt International Motor Show earlier this month. He and Hans Dieter Pötsch; the chairman of Volkswagen’s supervisory board, and Martin Winterkorn a former chief executive, have been charged with stock market manipulation for not alerting shareholders when they learned authorities were investigating the company’s diesel emissions. Photograph: The New York Times

Volkswagen was supposed to turn the corner this year from the shadow of a costly diesel emissions scandal, with a new emphasis on electric vehicles, a(...)

Ferdinand Piëch died on Sunday  at the age of 82. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/EPA

Germany – and Austria – are in shock over the sudden death at 82 of Ferdinand Piëch, the autocratic Porsche heir who rescued Volkswagen and – with exa(...)

The case against Rupert Stadler affects 250,712 vehicles from Audi, 71,577 VW vehicles and 112,131 cars from Porsche. Photograph: Getty Images

Ex-Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler is facing trial over his alleged involvement in a global car industry diesel fraud. Prosecutors in Munich anno(...)

Thousands of investors are suing the company for losses incurred on its shares when news of the dieselgate scandal broke. Photograph: Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters

Ask any executive of an auto company what business they are in and you’re unlikely to hear the word “cars”. Instead you will be told they are now a te(...)

Volkswagen reported higher SUV sales in Q1. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

Sales of sports utility vehicles and cost cuts helped Volkswagen shrug off a €1 billion legal charge and meet first-quarter operating profit forecast(...)

Former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn: he  remains in Germany, which does not typically extradite its citizens for prosecution in US courts. Photograph: Getty Images

Prosecutors in the German city of Braunschweig said on Monday they were pressing criminal charges against former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Win(...)

Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess:  “It was a very unfortunate choice of words”

The US Securities and Exchange Commission sued Volkswagen and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn over the German carmaker’s diesel emissions(...)

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess: “We are aligning Volkswagen with e-mobility like no other company in our industry”

Volkswagen aims to produce almost 50 per cent more electric cars than it previously targeted, boosting a bet that has already strained profit margins.(...)

Head coach Joachim Löw faces the media   following the German team’s arrival at Frankfurt airport on Thursday. Photograph: Alex Grimm/Bongarts/Getty Images

The most amazing thing about Germany’s World Cup exit at the group stage is that the sun still rose this morning. You wouldn’t have thought so on Wedn(...)

Martin Winterkorn (left),  and Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler, in 2014. Photograph:  Christof Stache/Getty

The arrest of Audi’s chief executive Rupert Stadler puts the VW diesel emissions scandal back in the spotlight and underlines the over-riding question(...)

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