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Fiat, EPA

EPA Accuses Fiat Chrysler Of Excess Diesel Emissions

The EPA accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using hidden software to allow excess diesel emissions to go undetected, the result of a probe that stemmed from regulators’ investigation of rival Volkswagen AG.

January 12, 2017
Judge approves record breaking VW settlement

U.S. Judge Approves $14.7 Billion Settlement Over VW Diesel Vehicles

In total, Volkswagen has agreed to date to spend up to $16.5 billion in connection with the diesel emissions scandal, including payments to dealers, states and attorneys for owners. The scandal rattled VW’s global business, harmed its reputation and prompted the ouster of its CEO.

October 25, 2016

Volkswagen Managers Were Notified About Diesel Probe In May 2014: Sources

The letter was sent from the carmaker’s product quality and safety department, one of the sources said.

February 15, 2016

Volkswagen To Offer Generous Compensation For U.S. Customers: Fund Head

The German car maker has still not decided whether vehicle owners will be offered cash, car buy-backs, repairs or replacement cars.

February 7, 2016

Volkswagen Faces Shareholder Claims Over Emissions Scandal

Lawsuit will seek hundreds of millions of euros in damages on behalf of 66 institutional investors from the United States and Britain.

January 18, 2016

German Prosecutors Raid Volkswagen Offices

Prosecutors targeted documents and data storage devices that might help with inquiries into the emissions rigging scandal.

October 8, 2015

Volkswagen To Refit Cars Affected By Emissions Scandal

Refitting 11 million cars would be among the biggest recalls in history by a single automaker, a move analysts have said could cost more than $6.5 billion.

September 29, 2015

Volkswagen Rigged Tests On 2.8 Million Cars In Germany, Berlin Says

The scandal keeps growing. German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt said on Thursday Volkswagen had also cheated tests in Europe, where its sales are much higher than in the United States.

September 25, 2015

Farewell, My Unlovely

The main difference between the rusty, underpowered, cramped, and funny-looking Bugs I drove, and the Volkswagens of today is that the old Bugs were honest.

September 24, 2015

Volkswagen Boss Quits Over Diesel Emissions Scandal

Martin Winterkorn: “Volkswagen needs a fresh start — also in terms of personnel. I am clearing the way for this fresh start with my resignation.”

September 23, 2015

Volkswagen Says 11 Million Cars Hit By Scandal, Probes Multiply

Late on Monday, Volkswagen’s U.S. chief Michael Horn said the company had “totally screwed up” and promised to make amends.

September 22, 2015

UAW’s Volkswagen Case Heads To NLRB Hearing As Politicians Object

By Paresh Dave, Los Angeles Times A contentious effort to unionize a foreign brand’s automobile factory is scheduled to reach a courtroom Monday, and the case appears far from resolution. A U.S. senator, the Tennessee governor and several state lawmakers are fighting subpoenas served by the United Automobile Workers union ordering them to appear in court […]

April 21, 2014

Where Do American Unions Go From Chattanooga?

Feb. 21 (Bloomberg) — I asked Rich Yeselson, a former union strategist and author of this excellent article on the United Automobile Workers’ failed effort to unionize a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to answer a few questions, via email, about the meaning of the Chattanooga vote and the future of unionism in the U.S. […]

February 21, 2014

In VW Vote, Republicans Fight The Really Radical Idea That Workers Should Have A Voice In Business

When a company is not fighting against a union, why do that union’s efforts fail — and what does that say about the U.S. model for labor? Current management theory recognizes that businesses do better when employees are involved in decision making. But that trend ran smack into the paternalistic view that workers are replaceable […]

February 19, 2014

Union Vote At Volkswagen’s U.S. Plant Being Carefully Watched

Chicago (AFP) – Workers at German auto giant Volkswagen’s plant in Tennessee were voting Wednesday on whether to form a union, a decision seen as a referendum on the health of the U.S. labor movement. The United Auto Workers (UAW) has never managed to organize in an American plant owned by a foreign manufacturer, and […]

February 12, 2014

GM Sold 9.7 Million Cars Worldwide Last Year, Up 4 Percent

Detroit (AFP) – General Motors said Tuesday that it sold 9.71 million cars last year, beating out rival carmaker Volkswagen but likely only holding onto second place behind world leader Toyota. GM said it managed a 4 percent gain in global sales despite tough conditions in depressed Europe and slowdowns in Latin America and parts […]

January 14, 2014