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Volkswagen hosts startup competition

As part of their growing digital ambition, Volkswagen Financial Services UK is hosting the second VWFS STARTUP BATTLEFIELD in Milton Keynes on 20 July 2018. The aim is to help identify and promote the latest innovative business solutions to support their customers and business strategy. In October 2017, VWFS Portugal ran the first VWFS STARTUP BATTLEFIELD putting together Europe’s top […]

VW reduce level of capex

The Volkswagen Group is aligning investment activity in its Automotive Division with the current situation. The aim is for planned investments in property, plant and equipment, investment property and intangible assets, excluding capitalized development costs (capex), to be capped at approximately EUR 12 billion next year. The average figure for the previous planning period was about €13 billion per year. […]

VW must meet cost of retests

Volkswagen will have to meet the costs of retesting its vehicles in Britain in the wake of the diesel and carbon dioxide emissions scandals engulfing the German carmaker, Britain’s transport minister said on Tuesday. In a letter to lawmakers, transport minister Patrick McLoughlin said, ‘We have made clear to Volkswagen Group that they will have to meet the costs incurred by VCA […]

UK inquiry into emissions tests

MPs are calling for an investigation into the way the UK approves the road worthiness of cars. This follows on from the Volkswagen emissions scandal in which some diesel cars had software fitted designed to cheat emissions tests. Parliament’s Transport Committee said it would look into whether arrangements for testing noise, performance and emissions met EU standards. The Vehicle Certification […]

VW set diesel scandal amnesty deadline

Volkswagen has set a deadline of 30 November for staff with knowledge about its cheating in diesel emissions tests, so that they can come forward. Workers who speak up now to internal investigators will be exempt from dismissal, according to a letter from VW brand chief Herbert Diess. Mr Diess said the offer was being made in the interests of […]

VW drivers could face 10-month wait

Motorists are being warned that work to fix some of the cars affected by the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal will not start until next autumn. Paul Willis, the boss of VW’s UK divisions, said work on vehicles with 1.6-litre EA189 engines is scheduled to get under way on 26 September. It is hoped work on cars with 2.0-litre engines, meanwhile, […]

VW offers goodwill gesture in US

Motorists in the US affected by the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal have been offered a goodwill gesture. VW’s offer will see customers in America receive vouchers and gift cards worth $1,000. In addition, the 482,000 motorists will be offered roadside assistance free of charge – providing they have had their VW vehicle since at least November 2012. Audi is expected […]

VW board agree on plan of action

The CEO of Volkswagen, Matthias Müller, and the chairman of the Group Works Council of Volkswagen AG, Bernd Osterloh, agreed on the further procedure for investment and capacity planning. A series of talks between the board of management and the employee representative body will take place over the coming ten days in order to find a common path for the future […]

VW emissions scandal continues

Shares in Volkswagen have dropped after it reported ‘irregularities’ in carbon dioxide emissions levels, which could affect around 800,000 cars in Europe. VW said the problem, which it came across while investigating diesel emissions, could cost the firm around €2bn (£1.4bn). This new issue could affect brands including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat and the issue mainly affects diesels, but […]

Diesels remain popular after scandal

New research for AA Cars suggests that faith in diesel cars is not being severely dented following the recent emissions scandal. More than a quarter of car buyers (28%) say they will opt for a diesel motor – that’s just 1% down from a similar survey carried out in May and 2% down from December 2014. Between December 2012 and […]

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