Herbert Diess

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Volkswagen’s development boss, Frank Welsch said: “Mild hybrids are right on the cost of small diesels. They are finished. In the small cars, like Polo, diesel gets much too expensive in 2020.” Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg/Getty

Rising costs will kill off all of Volkswagen’s small diesel engines within five or six years, according to a senior executive in the firm. They migh(...)

A Volkswagen car dealership in San Diego, California: Along with a $4.3bn settlement  with the US justice department and EPA,  VW will plead guilty to charges, including wire fraud and violating the US Clean Air Act. Photograph: Reuters/Mike Blake

Oliver Schmidt’s decision to holiday in Florida now seems foolhardy. As a senior VW manager linked to the firm’s diesel emissions scandal, a vacation (...)

After more than a year of haggling, VW privately admitted to US regulators on September 3rd that it had cheated the tests, but it only publicly admitted the cheating on September 21st. Photograph: EPA

Volkswagen and its former chief executive Martin Winterkorn must face a US lawsuit brought by American investors who allege the company improperly inf(...)

Any negotiated agreement between VW and the US Department of Justice is likely to require the company to plead guilty to multiple felonies.

After more than a year of legal wrangling over Volkswagen’s self-confessed emissions cheating, US prosecutors are hoping to reach a criminal settlemen(...)

Volkswagen: The car giant is looking for big cost savings – €3.7bn worth. Photograph: AP/Erik Schelzig

Volkswagen has presented a historic shake-up in Germany, cutting 30,000 jobs worldwide to reposition itself as an electric carmaker following last yea(...)

Volkswagen’s new Golf comes with new bumpers at the front and rear, standard LED lights for the back and optional ones for the front and new alloys

Volkswagen is on the cusp of a major revolution in the way it builds its cars, driven to mass-electrification by the scandal of “Dieselgate”. That r(...)

Volkswagen’s supervisory board chairman Hans Dieter Pötsch: German prosecutors  will now examine his role as group finance chief prior to the September 2015 announcement that VW diesel engines contained cheat software to mislead emissions tests. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP via Getty

A new act has opened in Volkswagen’s diesel scandal after German prosecutors confirmed their market manipulation investigation has been widened to inc(...)

Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

Volkswagen has submitted a motion to dismiss a multi-district litigation case filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District o(...)

A Volkswagen shareholder walks past a car on display during German carmaker Volkswagen shareholders’ annual general meeting on June 22, 2016 in Hanover. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Top Volkswagen managers faced down 3,000 angry shareholders at a tempestuous annual general meeting in Hanover on Wednesday, the first since the car g(...)

Much publicity over the prospects of city-centre bans for diesel-engined cars in France and Germany won’t have helped diesel’s case. Photograph: Getty Images

Eight months on from the revelations of diesel emissions cheating, and with black clouds of suspicion hovering over such companies as Opel, VW and Fia(...)

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