VW Had A PowerPoint Presentation On How To Cheat Emissions Tests: Report

The Dieselgate scandal over software and defeat devices designed to cheat emissions regulations on over eleven million diesel Volkswagen cars around the world is a never-ending saga, with a new report suggesting that the company held a presentation designed by executives outlining a plan to cheat on emissions tests…

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Environmental Protester Interrupts Volkswagen Press Conference: 'It’s OK If No One Finds Out'

Protests of corporations over environmental issues can be preachy and a bit sad, but every so often they are perfect and genius in every way. This is one of them. As Volkswagen continues to struggle with fixing its cheating diesel cars, a protester—believed to be a comedian who’s done stuff like this before—got the…

How Volkswagen Went From Being The Most Honest Car Company To The Least Honest 

I read two Volkswagen-related things yesterday, a record low number for me. One was our story about the EPA’s new suspicions of software-emissions cheating in their diesel V6 engines, and the other was an ad for the VW Type 2 Bus from 1967. VW’s gains in automotive technology are staggering, but somehow on par with…

Did One Company Spot Volkswagen's Diesel Deception Six Years Before Anyone Else?

While the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the European Union, and Volkswagen leadership themselves claim to be shocked—shocked!—by the diesel scandal that continues to necrotize its way through the company, one small group of people says they’ve been talking about it for years. It’s just that nobody was…

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Volkswagen Admits 'Defeat Device' On 11 Million Engines Worldwide, Sets Aside $7.2B

Things just went from catastrophic to apocalyptic as Volkswagen just admitted that the emission test cheating engine management software at the center of the Dieselgate controversy is installed in 11 million Volkswagen Group cars worldwide. They also say they’ll set aside $7.2 billion in just the third quarter to…

Your Guide To Dieselgate: Volkswagen's Diesel Cheating Catastrophe 

Yes, it’s a catastrophe. There’s no other way to describe the allegations from the Environmental Protection Agency that Volkswagen cheated on their emissions tests with nearly half a million TDI diesel cars. What’s at stake here? Potentially billions in fines, criminal prosecutions, VW’s reputation, and maybe even the…