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Oliver Schmidt, former top executive at Volkswagen’s environmental and engineering center in Michigan, is ready to plead guilty in a U.S. District Court in Detroit next month.

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The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers asked Tuesday to have the EPA’s new Administrator Scott Pruitt withdraw the Obama Administration’s decision to lock in vehicle emissions rules through 2025. Mitch Bainwol, CEO of the industry group representing 77 percent of U.S. auto manufacturers, wrote to Pruitt the decision was “the product of egregious procedural and substantive […]

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In his first public appearance since the TDI scandal broke in September 2015, Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the Volkswagen Group, maintained that he had no knowledge of emissions cheating before the company admitted to it. According VW, the top brass were informed of diesel emissions manipulation in August of 2015, and told the world […]

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Volkswagen has acknowledged that it needs to make changes to its testing practices following the massive diesel scandal. After announcing that the CO2 issue with its TDI models is much smaller than expected, the German automaker has outlined some changes it plans to make in hopes of avoiding another controversy. For starters, Volkswagen has admitted […]

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The fallout from the Volkswagen Group’s diesel scandal continues. Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg has stepped down as member of the board of management for technical development at Audi after serving 30 years with the company. Hackenberg began his career at the Institute for Motor Transport in 1978 after graduating in mechanical engineering at Aachen RWTH University. […]

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