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Audi and Tesla top list of trusted car brands in Germany (VW sinks)

How much does loyalty to a major brand — or at least the status of various brands — limit the transition to electric vehicles from Tesla, Dyson, e.Go, etc.? On the other hand, how much does dissatisfaction with conventional automakers drive customers to such automotive newcomers? How much do legacy automotive brands keep the door shut to newcomers like Tesla versus […]

October 2nd

Volkswagen’s costs from Dieselgate: $30 billion and counting.

Volkswagen’s cumulative costs related to the ongoing diesel vehicle emissions cheating scandal now total around $30 billion (~€25 billion), following the company’s report that it was booking an additional €2.5 billion provision, related to hardware fixes for affected vehicles in the US. By James Ayre  These hardware fixes are “proving tougher than expected,” a company spokesperson […]

October 1st

VW exec behind diesel cheat gets prison time

James Robert Liang, an engineer at Volkswagen, has been sentenced to 40 months in prison for knowingly working to cover up the fact that the German automaker was cheating on diesel emissions tests. The sentence also carries a fine of $200,000, which was an even steeper punishment than prosecutors had initially requested. By Jo Borrás  “The […]

August 29th

Diesel emissions fraud: Volkswagen exec to plead guilty

The Volkswagen AG exec arrested last year for his part in VW’s diesel emissions fraud, Oliver Schmidt, will be pleading guilty on August 4 in US District Court in Detroit. By James Ayre  Schmidt, who was the head of Volkswagen’s environmental and engineering center in Michigan, has been charged with 11 felony counts and could face […]

July 26th

EPA will go after SOME polluters – diesel emission fraud perpetrators

EPA head Scott Pruitt says his agency will continue to “very aggressively” pursue action against auto manufacturers who faked their diesel emissions tests. By James Ayre “What VW did was very, very troublesome and we need to make sure it doesn’t happen again,” Pruitt told Reuters. He also noted that aggressive actions were needed in order to […]

July 15th