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VW call for emission scandal whistleblower employees sees 50 step up

VW call for emission scandal whistleblower employees sees 50 step up

The fallout from the emissions cheating scandal that Volkswagen is embroiled in won’t be ending any time soon. VW recently lined up financing for $21 billion to pay for costs associated with the debacle and may have to sell off some of its biggest assets to cover the loans. As VW gears up to fight the legal battle and suits that are in the works, reports have surfaced about scores of VW employees stepping forward to grab whistleblower status with the automaker.

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VW accused of killing car to cover emissions crisis

VW accused of killing car to cover emissions crisis

Dieselgate's fallout continues to snowball, with Volkswagen now facing allegations that it tried to bury fuel efficiency discrepancies on models in its line-up. The economy realization came, so the beleaguered German automaker said, on the back of renewed emissions testing to see just how much nitrogen oxide its diesels were producing, after cheating software intended to mislead during regulatory examinations was identified.

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No quick VW dieselgate answer; 40 said under investigation

No quick VW dieselgate answer; 40 said under investigation

Figuring blame for Volkswagen's dieselgate test cheating isn't likely to happen any time soon, the company has said, arguing that rebuilding customer faith is more important. Demands to know exactly who was responsible for the software, which forced select VW family diesel engines into a more frugal mode when testing conditions were detected, have been vocal, but right now it seems that's not the company's first priority.

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Volkswagen to launch prepaid cards to appease US customers

Volkswagen to launch prepaid cards to appease US customers

German car maker Volkswagen took a huge hit when it was revealed that it installed "defeat devices" on its TDI diesel engines to cheat their way through emissions tests. In addition to facing potential legal lawsuits in both Europe and the US, the fallout from this scandal has also caused Volkswagen no small amount of credibility in the market. And so it is setting out to reinstall the faith of the industry in the company and it seems to be starting by launching a prepaid card program in the US.

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Dieselgate fallout: Now EVERY US diesel will get new EPA test

Dieselgate fallout: Now EVERY US diesel will get new EPA test

The fallout from Volkswagen's emissions cheating continues, with the US Environmental Protection Agency now planning to test every diesel from every manufacturer. VW's admission that its cars would not only fail emissions tests, but that it had installed software into millions of vehicles that would falsify its output to meet the requirements of the EPA and similar agencies in other countries under testing conditions, have prompted a complete overhaul of how such processes operate.

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Volkswagen’s emissions scandal now includes gasoline fleet

Volkswagen’s emissions scandal now includes gasoline fleet

You might have thought that the dust storm around Volkswagen's "dieselgate" has weakened, but you couldn't be more wrong. Surprisingly, the one kicking up the dust again is none other than the German car maker itself. Volkswagen revealed on Tuesday that it had understated the carbon dioxide emission levels of some of its gasoline-powered cars, which could number around 800,000. Not only does this expand the car makers woes beyond its diesel engine but also drags in one of the most dreaded of greenhouse gases.

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VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate vehicle owners: what you should do

VW, Porsche, Audi dieselgate vehicle owners: what you should do

Today the EPA issued a new set of notifications for vehicles made by Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi. The vehicles in question join the growing number of automobiles with "defeat devices" aimed at allowing more nitrogen oxide (NOx) to be emitted from the vehicle than is legal inside the United States. Defeat devices were discovered on 3.0 liter diesel engine versions of the 2014 VW Touareg, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, and the 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L, and Q5.

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VW dieselgate worsens as EPA adds Porsche and Audi 3.0L

VW dieselgate worsens as EPA adds Porsche and Audi 3.0L

The EPA has issued a new notice of violation of the Clean Air Act for Volkswagen and Audi. Included in this NOV is Volkswagen AG, Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc as well as Porsche AG and Porsche Cars North America. The notice once again refers to a defeat device installed in vehicles, this device aimed at bypassing emissions tests for vehicles that would otherwise give off a whole lot more nitrogen oxide (NOx) than they appeared to. Today's notice includes a number of vehicles from the past couple of years.

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo Motor Show 2015 Highlights: What You Need to Know

Tokyo’s eccentric nature and distinct charm have filtered directly into the Tokyo Motor Show, and frankly we wouldn’t have it any other way. On Japan’s biggest stage, many of the world’s foremost automotive players have come to impress, discuss, and shape how we’ll interact and navigate our way around in the future. We braved the sauna-like conditions on the floor to bring you these buttery otoro bites.

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VW reports first quarterly loss in 15 years thanks to diesel cheating

VW reports first quarterly loss in 15 years thanks to diesel cheating

Volkswagen is being hard hit after it came to light that the company had defeat devices installed on a huge number of its diesel cars in the US and other countries. This week we learned that in part due to the scandal with emissions, Toyota had passed VW to become the largest seller of automobiles in the world. VW has now reported a quarterly loss.

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VW diesel cars lost 16% of value since dieselgate scandal broke

VW diesel cars lost 16% of value since dieselgate scandal broke

Kelly Blue Book (KBB) is a website where people go to check the value of their car or a car they might be interested in buying. KBB has been keeping an eye on the auction prices of Volkswagen diesel vehicles that were affected by the emission scandal and has found that values on those vehicles have declined significantly.

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VW’s new North American chief bails after two weeks on the job

VW’s new North American chief bails after two weeks on the job

To say Volkswagen is embattled right now is an understatement. The US government and leaders of VW are looking for heads to lop off after VW was caught cheating on diesel emissions. VW already has a new CEO, one Matthias Muller who was the chairman of Porsche previously. VW also named a hew head of North American operations, Winfried Vinland.

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