VW

Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

VW CEO Backs Bill Gates’ Proposals for Greener Transportation

VW CEO Herbert Diess praised Bill Gates' proposals for cleaner transportation. Empty electric automobile charging bays sit in an employee parking lot at the Volkswagen AG headquarter factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, on Aug. 25. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG’s CEO encouraged Bill Gates to advise governments on how to lower carbon emissions from transportation and renewed his criticism of Germany’s slow abandonment of coal power.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

SAF-Holland to Supply Air Suspension for VW E-Delivery Truck in Brazil

VW e-vehicle SAF-Holland

SAF-Holland announced it has been selected to supply the rear-drive air suspensions for the new VW electric delivery truck in Brazil.

August 3, 2020
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

VW CEO Herbert Diess Lauds Elon Musk Over Tesla’s Earnings

Elon Musk waves during the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington on March 9. Elon Musk waves during the Satellite 2020 Conference in Washington on March 9. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG’s CEO again praised Tesla Inc.’s Elon Musk, this time for showing it’s possible to profit off electric cars even in the midst of a global pandemic.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
July 24, 2020
Business

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess Giving Up Managing VW Brand

Herbert Diess Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess by Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News

Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen, ceded direct control of the German company’s main passenger car brand after clashing with labor unions over production issues affecting two key models.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

VW’s Diesel Woes Mount as EU Court Adviser Attacks Defeat Device

An employee uses a power tool to secure the suspension system near the exhaust on the rear of a VW Golf GTI automobile in Wolfsburg, Germany, in March 2018. An employee uses a power tool to secure the suspension system near the exhaust on the rear of a VW Golf GTI automobile in Wolfsburg, Germany, in March 2018. (Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG’s use of technology that helped it to cheat on diesel engine pollution tests violated European Union rules, an EU legal adviser warned in the second setback for the automaker at the bloc’s highest court this month.

April 30, 2020
Business

VW Considers Options for Record $3.6 Billion Dividend

New Volkswagen Passat automobiles are transported on a railway vehicle carrier outside the inactive VW automobile factory in Zwickau, Germany, on April 2. New Volkswagen Passat automobiles are transported on a railway vehicle carrier outside the inactive VW automobile factory in Zwickau, Germany, on April 2. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG is considering whether to pay out a record 3.3 billion-euro ($3.6 billion) dividend as planned, or use at least part of it to shore up its finances for what is shaping up to be the biggest economic crisis since World War II.

April 8, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

VW Used Defeat Devices in Diesel Engines, UK High Court Rules

The VW logo seen on a car outside of the company's Wolfsburg, Germany, headquarters. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

A court in the United Kingdom ruled that Volkswagen AG used a so-called defeat device to help its diesel vehicles beat emissions tests, a decision that allows 91,000 customers to proceed with a class action against the carmaker.

Karin Matussek | Bloomberg News
April 6, 2020
Business, Safety

VW Shutters Europe Plants as Pandemic Slams Auto Industry

Travelers pass a VW advertisement on a railway station subway wall near company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, on March 12. Travelers pass a VW advertisement on a railway station subway wall near company headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, on March 12. (Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG will halt production at its plants in Europe, deepening the economic pain the rapidly spreading coronavirus is inflicting on the struggling car industry.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 17, 2020
Business, Safety

VW Faces Production Snarls as Virus Pandemic Hits Car Factories

Employees work on an electric automobile on the assembly line of a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany. Employees work on an electric automobile on the assembly line of a Volkswagen AG factory in Germany. (Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg News)

Volkswagen AG’s sprawling operations in Europe are starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, as the German carmaker joined peers such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV in winding down output at some of its factories.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
March 16, 2020
Business, Technology

VW CEO Herbert Diess: ‘Radical Overhaul’ Needed in Technology

Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess Volkswagen AG CEO Herbert Diess by Seth Wenig/Associated Press

Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Herbert Diess told top managers that the world’s largest automaker needs to undergo a “radical overhaul” in the face of industry change or risk being pushed aside.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
January 16, 2020

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