Volkswagen’s emissions scandal has just seen the arrest of Rupert Stadler, CEO of the Audi division. Will this scandal be the last straw to break the back of the German automobile giant? Audi CEO Rupert Stadler. Source: Christof Stache / AFP In the morning of June 18, Audi’s parent company—Volkswagen—officially announced that CEO Audi Rupert Stadler was arrested by the German authorities. “The presumption of innocence remains in place for Mr. Stadler,” wgntv.com cited Volkswagen’s representative as saying. Stadler was detained because investigators worried that he might seek to suppress evidence in connection with the investigation, Munich prosecutors said. His home was searched last week. The arrest occurred several days after the German authorities fined Volkswagen for EUR1 billion ($1.16 billion) for its global emission fraud. The information also drove down Volkswagen’s stock price by 2.5 per cent yesterday afternoon. … [Read more...] about Audi CEO arrested over Volkswagen emissions scandal
BRITISH car owners caught up in the Volkswagen emissions scandal have been given a deadline to make a compensation claim. If your car was affected by Dieselgate, you have just over 150 days to ask for your money back. According to a ruling by the High Court of Justice, October 26 will be the last day Brits can apply for compensation - which could be up to 100 per cent of their car's purchase price. All drivers need to do is submit their case by signing up to the Volkswagen Group Action here or here. An estimated 1.2million owners of Volkswagen, SEAT, Skoda and Audi cars were affected by the scandal in the UK. Cars were originally fitted with "defeat devices", although they didn't break EU emissions testing laws. But after 11million motors were found to be fitted with the defeat device in Europe, car owners from across the continent submitted their vehicles for a software update. Thousands of owners have since reported issues with their cars after the software "fix" was installed. … [Read more...] about You must make a claim by this date if your car was affected by the VW emissions scandal – here is what you need to do
Motoring by Press Association 18/06/2018, 11:10 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter German authorities have detained the chief executive of Volkswagen’s Audi division, Rupert Stadler, as part of a probe into the manipulation of emissions controls. The move follows a search last week of Mr Stadler’s private residence, ordered by Munich prosecutors investigating the manager on suspicion of fraud and indirect improprieties with documents. “Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was provisionally arrested this morning,” the company said in a statement. It said shortly afterwards that a judge had ordered him to be kept in custody pending possible charges at prosecutors’ request. The company said that it could not comment further due to the ongoing investigation, but stressed that “the presumption of innocence remains in place for Mr Stadler”. German news agency dpa reported that prosecutors … [Read more...] about Audi chief detained in Germany over diesel emissions scandal
Volkswagen's former chief Martin Winterkorn is facing charges for "misleading officials" despite claiming he knew nothing about the emission's scandal. The German car maker admitted millions of cars were altered to beat emissions testing. Here's everything you need to know. What was the Volkswagen emissions scandal? The German car giant admitted that 11million vehicles were fitted with software which was used to cheat on emissions tests. This technology sensed when the car was being tested and activated equipment which reduced emissions - but then turned it back up during regular on-road driving. Thousands of cars across the world were recalled when the scandal emerged in 2015, including 1.2million UK diesel vehicles. This included 508,276 Volkswagen cars, 393,450 Audis, 131,569 Skodas, 79,838 VW commercial vehicles and 76,773 Seats. In February, the Sun reported that fewer than half the affected UK vehicles had been fixed. In America, VW has agreed a £12.3billion settlement. … [Read more...] about What was the Volkswagen emissions scandal, what is the limp mode reported by VW drivers, and what was the defeat device fix?
Motorists launch group action on VW emissions scandal BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Motorists here are preparing to finally mount a High Court group claim against Volkswagen over the so-called emissions scandal. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/motorists-launch-group-action-on-vw-emissions-scandal-37998454.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/business/northern-ireland/article37998453.ece/2db3f/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-04-10_bus_49435571_I1.JPG Email Motorists here are preparing to finally mount a High Court group claim against Volkswagen over the so-called emissions scandal. A deadline of April 24 has been set for Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda or Seat owners to join the collective law suit. The claim centres around 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel engines made by the four manufacturers. Similar actions are already under way across Europe centred around claims, which first emerged in 2015, that the companies developed vehicles to hide the true extent of exhaust … [Read more...] about Motorists launch group action on VW emissions scandal