US EPA starts legal action against VW Group in Dieselgate scandal

The legal impact of Volkswagen’s illegal skirting of US Emissions Control laws is starting to be levied.  Today, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, launched a civil lawsuit against the Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., Volkswagen Group of…

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Der Spiegel: Dieselgate fraud committed by group of at least 30 managers

According to a report published on Wednesday in Der Spiegel, Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal was not caused a small handful of people as Volkswagen upper management has claimed.  Instead, at least 30 managers responsible were involved in deciding to commit to the Dieselgate fraud, or what Der Spiegel called “Abgasaffäre”. I’ve written…

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VW to be gravely damaged by Dieselgate scandal, may delay VW’s EV plans

Another open question in the Volkswagen Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal is the total cost for penalties, damages payments, etc?  Will Volkswagen survive this mess?  Will Volkswagen be able to fulfill the promising line of electric vehicles planned for 2017-2018 debut? Recently VW’s new CEO has reportedly said Volkswagen might not survive.…

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