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Is Volkswagen Prepared to Pay the Diesel Emissions Piper?

Millions of Volkswagen diesel owners have seemingly waited forever for the Wolfsburg-based automaker to resolve its emissions scandal. It’s taking VW longer to get its house in order than most might’ve liked, but to be fair some slow and steady steps are being made. The question is, will it be enough to stem the tide of negative publicity that threatens to put VW in the red in perpetuity? On Frid

California Regulators Reject VW’s Diesel Recall Plan

Back in late November, we informed you of Volkswagen’s impending deadline to fix the engines of 2.0-liter diesel vehicles like the Volkswagen Golf TDI (pictured). Now the time has come for VW to deliver a diesel recall plan that would satisfy both the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In short, the verdict from the two agencies can be summarized t

Volkswagen Fights the Law (And the Law Won?)

This past year wasn’t a good one for Volkswagen, and based on early indications 2016 isn’t shaping up to be any better. On Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), in concert with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), filed a civil complaint against Volkswagen and five of its subsidiaries, most notably Audi and Porsche. The DOJ is seeking billions in damages from VW after it was revealed

Scandal at Volkswagen: Fixing What’s Already Been Broken

As you recover from your tryptophan comas this Thanksgiving, we’re here to deliver a brief update in the Scandal at Volkswagen… On Wednesday, Volkswagen announced how it would fix the diesel-powered vehicles implicated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (CARB) as having cheated on emissions tests. VW will install a tubular part known as a flow transfor

Scandal at Volkswagen: Mo Money, No Problems?

The scandal at Volkswagen has taken many strange twists and turns since the story first broke in September—is it possible that Volkswagen can buy itself some positive PR with some customer incentives? That’s the first question we’ll tackle in this roundup of news about everyone’s favorite emissions-test cheating automaker. All You Need Is Cash Bribery is such an unseemly practice and one general

Scandal at Volkswagen: What Happens Now (Part 4)

For every great rise, there’s a devastating fall. Take, for instance, the films of Martin Scorsese. Invariably, the narrative arcs of his films go something like this: bad guy comes from humble beginnings; acquires fame, money and power; starts to get overconfident and makes a fatal mistake, or series of mistakes; the law finds out about the bad guy’s illicit activities and makes him pay for his c

Scandal at Volkswagen: Winter is Coming—Is Winterkorn Going? UPDATED (Part 3)

UPDATE: As this story was being prepared, word came down about Winterkorn’s final fate with Volkswagen. To no one’s surprise, Professor Dudenhöffer prediction about the VW CEO was accurate, thereby rendering the headline to this piece instantaneously moot. In his official statement of resignation from the company, Winterkorn accepted responsibility for the defeat devices that were found in VW di

Scandal at Volkswagen: The Financial Fallout (Part 2)

In the wake of the recent EPA-issued notice of violation, Volkswagen told its U.S. dealerships this past Saturday to suspend sales of its so-called “clean diesel” vehicles, specifically 2015 VW and Audi models with the problematic 2.0-liter, 4-cylinder engines. Dealerships will also not be allowed to carry 2016 model diesel vehicles until further notice. On Sunday, Volkswagen CEO Marti