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  • 07/06/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Federal Constitutional Court ruled an appeal about constitutional issue related to Munich prosecutor’s raid of Jones Day’s Office

    Volkswagen AG welcomes the fact that the Federal Constitutional Court decision has now provided clarity with regard to the outstanding legal issues
  • 06/19/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Rupert Stadler has been temporarily released from his duties as a member of the Board of Management – Supervisory Board accepts Stadler’s request

    On Tuesday, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft accepted the request of member of the Group Board of Management Rupert Stadler to release him from his duties as member of the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG.
  • 06/13/18
    Volkswagen Group News

    Administrative order imposing a fine being issued by the Braunschweig public prosecutor against Volkswagen in the context of the diesel crisis

    The Braunschweig public prosecutor today issued an administrative order against Volkswagen AG in its capacity as secondary party pursuant to sections 30 para. 1, 130 para. 1 of the German Act on Regulatory Offences in the context of the diesel crisis. The administrative order provides for a fine of €1 billion in total, consisting of the maximum penalty as legally provided for of €5 million and the disgorgement of economic benefits in the amount of €995 million.
  • 10/27/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group continues its profitable growth – solid nine-month figures

    The Volkswagen Group is continuing its profitable growth and has further consolidated its financial base with a strong third quarter. In the first nine months of the current fiscal year, operating profit before special items rose to EUR 13.2 billion from EUR 11.3 billion in the prior-year period. This corresponds to an increase of 17.4 percent. Sales revenue from January to September climbed 6.8 percent to EUR 170.9 billion, and operating profit before special items likewise rose from 7.0 to 7.7 percent. "The interim results for the period up to the end of September are very impressive and underpin the trust of customers worldwide in our brands and their products. For this we are thankful," said Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Group. "These results were also achieved thanks to the hard work of all employees in our Group, who despite the difficult challenges they sometimes face simply do a good job."
  • 09/29/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group increases Provision for Recall Actions in North America

    The Volkswagen Group today issued an ad-hoc statement to the capital markets as follows:
  • 05/17/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen obtains final approval of 3.0L TDI V6 settlement in the United States

    Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (together, Volkswagen) announced today that Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted final approval to the settlement agreement between Volkswagen and private plaintiffs represented by a Court-appointed Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve outstanding civil claims regarding approximately 78,000 affected 3.0L TDI V6 diesel engine vehicles in the United States.
  • 03/28/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Supervisory Board proposes resolutions ratifying the actions of all members of the Board of Management and of the Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting

    At this year's Annual General Meeting on May 10, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft will be proposing resolutions ratifying the actions of the members of the Board of Management serving in fiscal year 2016. This is on the basis of an in-depth legal appraisal by law firm Gleiss Lutz. The appraisal is based on the comprehensive findings of the investigation by U.S. law firm Jones Day.
  • 02/23/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group making good progress in its retrofit campaign for diesel models

    Volkswagen has already successfully retrofitted around 3.4 million diesel vehicles to date; these are vehicles with the EA189 engine type and displacements of 2.0, 1.6 and 1.2 litres. Around 1.4 million German vehicles are represented in this total.
  • 02/08/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Statement by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG

    The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG emphatically repudiates the assertions made by Ferdinand Piëch as reported recently in the media.
  • 02/01/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen reaches settlement agreements with private plaintiffs and U.S. Federal Trade Commission on 3.0L TDI V6 vehicles in the United States

     Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (together, Volkswagen) announced today that they have reached proposed agreements to resolve outstanding civil claims regarding approximately 78,000 affected 3.0L TDI V6 diesel engine vehicles in the United States.
  • 01/11/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen reaches settlements with U.S. government

    Volkswagen AG has agreed with the U.S. government to resolve criminal and federal environmental and other civil claims against the company relating to the diesel matter. As part of the resolution, Volkswagen has agreed to pay penalties and fines totaling $4.3 billion and to a series of measures to further strengthen its compliance and control systems, including the appointment of an independent monitor for a period of three years.
  • 01/10/17
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen AG published ad hoc announcement

    Volkswagen AG confirms that it is in advanced discussions with the US Department of Justice and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The aim of the discussions is to reach a settlement agreement regarding the settlement of certain criminal investigations and certain civil fines in connection with the Diesel issue in the USA.
  • 12/21/16
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen Group receives all approvals from German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for modifications of TDI engines

    All necessary official approvals within the remit of the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) have now been issued for the modification of diesel vehicles with type EA189 engines. In close consultation with the relevant authorities, the Group brands concerned will successively notify European and international vehicle owners in the weeks ahead. All customers will then be able to make an appointment in the short term to have their vehicles modified at an authorized service center of their choice.
  • 12/20/16
    Volkswagen Group News

    Volkswagen reaches agreement with U.S. environmental regulators to resolve civil claims related to 3.0L TDI V6 diesel engine vehicles in the United States

    Volkswagen AG and Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (together, Volkswagen) announced today that they have reached an agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of California, by and through the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Attorney General, to resolve civil claims regarding approximately 83,000 affected 3.0L TDI V6 diesel engine vehicles in the United States.
  • 11/06/16
    Volkswagen Group News

    Statement by Volkswagen AG on the investigation by the Braunschweig public prosecutor's office

    Volkswagen AG announces that the Braunschweig public prosecutor's office has extended its investigation against two members of the Company's Board for alleged market manipulation to include Hans Dieter Pötsch. Based on careful examination by internal and external legal experts, the Company reaffirms its belief that the Volkswagen Board of Management duly fulfilled its disclosure obligation under German capital markets law. The proceedings refer to the period during which Hans Dieter Pötsch served as the Group Chief Financial Officer. The Company and Hans Dieter Pötsch will continue to give the inquiries by the public prosecutor's office their full support.
  • 11/04/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen receives go-ahead from the Federal Motor Transport Authority for the modification of models with the 1.6-litre EA 189 TDI engine

    The technical solutions for 2.6 vehicles with EA 189 1.6-litre TDI engines have been approved by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). Implementation can therefore soon begin on the first of the vehicles of the third and final engine size. The vehicle keepers will be notified in succession over the coming weeks. All affected customers can then book their vehicle in for the modification at an authorised workshop at a time of their choosing.
  • 10/25/16
    Company

    Volkswagen obtains final approval of 2.0L TDI settlement program in the United States

    Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. and certain affiliates (together, Volkswagen) announced today that Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted final approval to the settlement agreement between Volkswagen and private plaintiffs represented by a Court-appointed Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve civil claims regarding eligible Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles in the United States. Concurrently, Judge Breyer also approved a Consent Decree between Volkswagen and the U.S. Department of Justice on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of California by and through the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the California Attorney General; and a Consent Order between Volkswagen and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. All three agreements were previously announced.
  • 08/14/16
    Models

    Volkswagen receives go-ahead from the Federal Motor Transport Authority for the modification of models with the 1.2-litre EA189 TDI engine

    The Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has approved the technical solutions for vehicles with the 1.2-litre EA189 TDI engine. The KBA approval applies to 460,000 vehicles of affected Group brands, including the Volkswagen Polo and SEAT Ibiza models. The software update can now be promptly carried out on the first vehicles of the second affected engine-size category. The owners of these models are being successively informed and can then make an early appointment with an authorised workshop to have the update done.
  • 07/26/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen announces preliminary approval of 2.0L TDI settlement program in the United States

    Volkswagen AG announced today that Judge Charles R. Breyer of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California has granted preliminary approval of the settlement agreement reached on June 28 with private plaintiffs represented by the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve civil claims regarding eligible Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI vehicles in the United States.
  • 06/28/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen Reaches Settlement Agreements with U.S. Federal Regulators, Private Plaintiffs and 44 U.S. States on TDI Diesel Engine Vehicles

    Volkswagen AG announced today that it has reached settlement agreements with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) and the State of California; the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC); and private plaintiffs represented by the Plaintiffs' Steering Committee (PSC) to resolve civil claims regarding eligible Volkswagen and Audi 2.0L TDI diesel engine vehicles in the United States. Of approximately 499,000 2.0L TDL vehicles that were produced for sale in the United States, approximately 460,000 Volkswagen and 15,000 Audi vehicles are currently in use and eligible for buybacks and lease terminations or emissions modifications, if approved by regulators. Volkswagen will establish a maximum funding pool for the 2.0L TDI settlement program of $10.033 billion. That amount assumes 100% participation and that 100% of eligible customers choose a buyback or lease termination.
  • 06/22/16
    Company

    Matthias Müller: We have launched the biggest change process in Volkswagen's history

    Matthias Müller, the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, presented "TOGETHER – Strategy 2025", the Company's vision for the next decade, to approximately 3,000 shareholders at the 56th Annual General Meeting in Hanover in Hall 3 of Messe Hannover. At the same time, he reaffirmed that the Company would invest billions over the coming years in a major "electrification initiative second to none in the industry" as well as in autonomous driving, digitalization and new business fields such as mobility services.
  • 06/20/16
    Company

    Statement by Volkswagen AG on the press release from the Braunschweig public prosecution service

    The initiation by the Braunschweig public prosecution service on June 17, 2016 of investigation proceedings against two members of the former Board of Management only became known to Volkswagen AG immediately before today's publication of the corresponding press release.
  • 06/08/16
    Models

    Approval of the technical solutions for around 1.1 million further Group vehicles confirmed by the Federal Motor Transport Authority

    Volkswagen is making progress with implementing the technical solutions for affected vehicles: the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has given the go-ahead for the modification of around 1.1 million further vehicles of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Audi brands. Owners of Volkswagen Tiguan models and of the Caddy from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles – all fitted with EA 189 2.0-litre TDI engines – are being informed and can then agree individual service appointments. The KBA has thus so far approved more than 2.5 million Group vehicles for the modification.
  • 06/03/16
    Models

    Retrofit of Volkswagen Passat, CC and Eos begins

    Today, Germany's Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) approved the technical solutions for the Volkswagen Passat, CC and Eos models with 2.0l TDI EA 189 engines. Over 800,000 vehicles affected by the diesel issue are now to be recalled as soon as possible. The affected owners will receive letters from Volkswagen and can then arrange a service appointment with a Volkswagen partner workshop without delay.
  • 05/11/16
    Company

    Volkswagen proposes resolutions ratifying the actions of all members of the Board of Management and of the Supervisory Board at the Annual General Meeting

    The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG has recommended to Volkswagen's 2016 Annual General Meeting that the actions of the serving members of the Board of Management in fiscal year 2015 be ratified. Based on its own review, the Board of Management has reached a corresponding decision. This is stated in the invitation to the 56th Annual General Meeting in Hanover on June 22, 2016, which will be published on May 12. The Supervisory Board points out that the proposed ratification by the Annual General Meeting does not imply any waiver of possible compensation claims.
  • 04/28/16
    Company

    Volkswagen starts recall of the first Golf model

    The Volkswagen passenger car brand is starting the technical modification of vehicles affected with engine type EA 189. The first model that customers will be soon able to make a service appointment for is the Golf TDI Blue Motion Technology (BMT) with a 2.0l engine. In Europe around 15,000 Golf cars affected with a manual gearbox are being called to the workshops. Further Volkswagen passenger car brand models will follow shortly in the recall process.
  • 04/22/16
    Company

    Significant reduction in variable Board of Management remuneration

    In the light of the current overall situation of the Volkswagen Group, the Supervisory Board and the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft have agreed on a reduction in variable Board of Management remuneration for the 2015 fiscal year.
  • 04/22/16
    Company

    Statement by Volkswagen AG regarding the status of the comprehensive investigation in connection with the diesel matter

    At the end of September 2015, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft assigned law firm Jones Day with a comprehensive investigation in connection with the diesel matter. This investigation is already far advanced and is being pursued intensely. For this purpose, approximately 65 million documents were submitted for electronic review, of which more than 10 million were forwarded for review by Volkswagen's lawyers. Around 450 interviews have also been conducted about the diesel matter; dozens of additional interviews are planned. Based on the current assessment, Jones Day expects the investigation to conclude in the fourth quarter of 2016. After a thorough examination of the legal situation, the Supervisory Board and the Management Board of Volkswagen have nevertheless had to recognize that a disclosure of interim results of the investigation at this point in time would present unacceptable risks for Volkswagen and, therefore, cannot take place now. This decision is based on the assessment of the U.S. law firms retained by Volkswagen (Sullivan & Cromwell and Jones Day), which have both strongly advised against such a disclosure independently of each other.
  • 04/22/16
    Company

    Volkswagen Reports Robust Operations in Fiscal Year 2015 – Special Items Impact on Result for the Year

    The Volkswagen Group's operations developed very robustly in fiscal year 2015 in spite of the emissions issue. Consolidated sales revenue rose by 5.4 percent to EUR 213.3 billion on the back of improvements in the mix in the automotive business and the strong performance of the Financial Services Division, alongside positive exchange rate effects. The solid development of sales revenue is not reflected in the relevant earnings figures: the operating result, which had amounted to EUR 12.7 billion in 2014, stood at EUR –4.1 billion in 2015. This figure includes negative special items totaling EUR 16.9 billion. At EUR 12.8 billion, the operating profit before extraordinary charges was slightly higher than the prior-year figure.
  • 04/21/16
    Company

    Volkswagen has reached an agreement in principle with the US authorities

    In connection with the diesel issue, Volkswagen AG confirms that an agreement in principle with the Department of Justice (Environmental Division), the Environment Protection Agency (EPA), and the California Air Resources Board (CARB), with the full involvement of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), has been reached in the United States. This agreement in principle will be incorporated into binding consent decrees by the Department of Justice and the FTC in the coming weeks.
  • 03/02/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen considers shareholder lawsuit to be without merit

    Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft today announced that the Company has submitted a statement of defense to the Braunschweig District Court (Landgericht Braunschweig) in connection with the allegation of a violation of disclosure obligations under capital markets law. After careful examination by internal and external legal experts, the Company confirms its belief that its Management Board duly fulfilled its disclosure obligation under German capital markets law. The Company emphasizes that this examination does not replace the independent investigation for the complete clarification of the diesel matter which is being conducted by the law firm Jones Day and is ongoing. The Company is making this public announcement to correct the selective and incomplete publication of documents in the media about the diesel matter and to avoid having partial excerpts of its statement of defense published in the media. Notwithstanding this, Volkswagen deeply regrets the incidents related to the diesel issue.
  • 02/18/16
    Company

    Volkswagen making progress as planned with first wave of technical measures for diesel engines

    Only three weeks after implementation of the technical measures for EA189 engines affected by the NOx issue commenced the Volkswagen Group has already successfully completed modification of over 50 percent of the first wave in Germany. By Thursday, new engine control software had been installed in some 4,300 Volkswagen Amarok. The vehicle now meets the limits required to comply with the EU5 emissions standard.
  • 02/05/16
    Company

    Volkswagen delays the reporting of the Annual Results and the Annual General Meeting

    Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft will set a new date for the publication of the annual accounts for fiscal year 2015 due to remaining open questions and the resulting valuation calculations relating to the diesel emissions issue. Consequently, new dates for the Annual Press Conference (previously planned for March 10, 2016) as well as the Annual General Meeting of shareholders, (previously planned for April 21, 2016) will be announced as soon as possible.
  • 02/02/16
    Technology

    Volkswagen starts implementing technical measures for EA189 diesel engines in Europe

    In December 2015, the Volkswagen Group presented specific technical measures to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) for the EA189 engines affected by the NOx issue. As agreed, Volkswagen began implementing the measures at the end of January for engines with a capacity of 2.0 litres. Over the next few months, the measures will also be implemented on the engines with 1.2 and 1.6-litre capacities. Today, German Minister of Transport, Alexander Dobrindt, and Chairman of the Board of Management Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand, Dr Herbert Diess, met in Berlin and in the workshop of a Volkswagen dealership found out more about the practical implementation of the software update for the 2.0 TDI engine. Volkswagen is starting with the Amarok, with the Passat to follow shortly.
  • 01/10/16
    Company

    Matthias Müller: "The USA is and remains a core market for the Volkswagen Group."

    The Volkswagen Group is firmly standing by its commitment and investment plans in the US. "The US is and remains a core market for the Volkswagen Group," CEO Matthias Müller affirmed at a press conference in Detroit on Sunday. On the eve of the North American International Motor Show which takes place there, Müller also expressed his regret about the events relating to the emissions issue. "We know we deeply disappointed our customers, the responsible government bodies, and the general public here in the US. I apologize for what went wrong at Volkswagen," Müller said, and promised: "We are totally committed to making things right."
  • 12/16/15
    Company

    NOx issue: customers are being informed, implementation is starting

    The Volkswagen Group has presented the concrete measures proposed for the EA189 1.2, 1.6 and 2.0-litre engines to the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). After intensive review, the KBA has fully ratified all of the measures. The remedial measures for all affected vehicles are thus confirmed. The vehicle keepers will shortly be informed about the next steps. In order to ensure that the measures are completed quickly, Volkswagen will begin implementation right at the start of 2016.
  • 12/10/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen making good progress with its investigation, technical solutions, and Group realignment

    The Volkswagen Group's realignment is well underway. The Group is making progress on all five of the priorities it set at the end of October: The technical solutions for customers in Europe have been devised, presented to the authorities, and positively evaluated by them. These solutions will begin to be implemented in January 2016. The emissions investigation is producing results, and initial consequences have already been drawn based on the findings to date. The implementation of the new structure is proceeding according to plan, and the process of developing a new strategy has commenced. The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG, Hans Dieter Pötsch, told the press in Wolfsburg today: "The Volkswagen Group is fully functional in every respect, even during these eventful days. How, and when we meet the current challenges is primarily – although not solely – up to us. In order to pass this test, we must make an enormous, common effort – and we are all ready to do so." The Chairman of the Board of Management, Matthias Müller, said: "We are doing everything to overcome the current situation, but we will not allow the crisis to paralyze us. On the contrary, we will use it as a catalyst to make the changes Volkswagen needs."
  • 12/09/15
    Technology

    CO2 issue largely concluded

    Just a month after questions relating to the CO2 figures measured on some of the Group's models arose, Volkswagen has largely concluded the clarification of the matter. Following extensive internal investigations and measurement checks, it is now clear that almost all of these model variants do correspond to the CO2 figures originally determined. This means that these vehicles can be marketed and sold without any limitations. The suspicion that the fuel consumption figures of current production vehicles had been unlawfully changed was not confirmed. During internal remeasurements slight deviations were found on just nine model variants of the Volkswagen brand.
  • 11/25/15
    Technology

    Technical measures for the EA 189 diesel engines affected presented to the German Federal Motor Transport Authority

    The clarification and solution of the diesel issue is progressing. The Volkswagen Group has presented specific technical measures for the EA 189 engines affected with a displacement of 1.6 and 2.0 litres to the Federal Motor Transport Authority. This means that correction measures have been fixed for the majority of the vehicles affected. In the development of the solutions, the focus was on maximum customer-friendliness. After implementation of the technical measures, the vehicles will comply with the applicable emissions standards. The final technical solution for the 1.2-litre diesel engine will be presented to the Federal Motor Transport Authority at the end of the month and is expected to comprise a software update.
  • 11/13/15
    Technology

    Next step in clarifying the CO2 issue

    The Volkswagen Group reports that the vehicles of the 2016 model year affected by the CO2 issue have been identified. There is thus now clarity about the new vehicles of the current model year out in the marketplace. On 3 November 2015, the Group had already reported that irregularities may have arisen in determining the CO2 figures for type approval of around 800,000 vehicles. This was identified during its own currently ongoing investigations and had been made public.
  • 11/09/15
    Company

    Group Board of Management and Works Council agree on joint steps

    The CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, 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 today (Monday). 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 of the company.
  • 11/03/15
    Technology

    Clarification moving forward: internal investigations at Volkswagen identify irregularities in CO2 levels

    The Volkswagen Group is moving forward with the clarification of the diesel issue: during the course of internal investigations irregularities were found when determining type approval CO2 levels. Based on present knowledge around 800,000 vehicles from the Volkswagen Group could be affected. An initial estimate puts the economic risks at approximately two billion euros. The Board of Management of Volkswagen AG will immediately start a dialog with the responsible type approval agencies regarding the consequences of these findings. This should lead to a reliable assessment of the legal, and the subsequent economic consequences of this not yet fully explained issue.
  • 11/03/15
    Technology

    Statement of the Supervisory Board on irregularities in CO2 levels

    The Supervisory Board is deeply concerned by the discovery of irregularities found when determining CO2 levels for the type approval of Volkswagen Group vehicles. These irregularities came to light during the clarification process which, as announced, is being relentlessly and comprehensively pursued. The Supervisory Board and the special committee set up for the purpose of clarification will meet in the very near future to consult on further measures and consequences. The Supervisory Board will continue to ensure swift and meticulous clarification. In this regard, the latest findings must be an incentive for the Supervisory Board and the Board of Management to do their utmost to resolve such irregularities and rebuild trust.
  • 11/02/15
    Technology

    Statement on the announcement by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) informed Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft on Monday that vehicles with V6 TDI engines had a software function which had not been adequately described in the application process. Volkswagen AG wishes to emphasize that no software has been installed in the 3-liter V6 diesel power units to alter emissions characteristics in a forbidden manner. Volkswagen will cooperate fully with the EPA clarify this matter in its entirety.
  • 10/28/15
    Technology

    Matthias Müller unveils next steps for the Volkswagen Group

    Matthias Müller, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, has announced the five key steps to realign the Group. "We have to look beyond the current situation and create the conditions for Volkswagen's successful further development", said Müller in Wolfsburg on Wednesday. He presented a five point plan that he intends to use so that Volkswagen remains one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers in the future. Müller is confident that "Volkswagen will emerge from the current situation stronger than before". He announced that the cornerstones of the Group's Strategy 2025 will be presented next year.
  • 10/22/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen confirms: EA288 engines designed for EU5 and EU6 are not affected

    Volkswagen confirms today that no software constituting an improper defeat device as defined in law is installed in vehicles with EA 288 EU5 as well as EU6-engines in the European Union. Consequently, new vehicles of the Volkswagen Group offered within the European Union with those engines comply with legal requirements and environmental standards.
  • 10/15/15
    Technology

    Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) decides on recall for affected EA 189 diesel vehicles

    Volkswagen welcomes the swift decision by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) to implement the timetable and plan of measures submitted last week by issuing a recall. This decision gives customers clarity with regard to the continued unrestricted use of the vehicles.
  • 10/13/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen Brand Board of Management takes strategic decisions

    The newly-formed Volkswagen Brand Board of Management took further strategic decisions at a special meeting. CEO Dr. Herbert Diess announced major product decisions: a reorientation of the diesel strategy with the most advanced technologies, the development of a standardized electric architecture for passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, and a new approach for the next generation of the Phaeton. Investments are to be reduced by some one billion euros per year, the efficiency program is to be accelerated.
  • 10/07/15
    Technology

    Statement from the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG

    At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft elected Hans Dieter Pötsch (64) as its Chairman with immediate effect. The Supervisory Board appointed Frank Witter (56), previously Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Financial Services AG, to succeed Pötsch as Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Finance and Controlling.
  • 10/06/15
    Technology

    Matthias Müller: "We will overcome this crisis"

    Speaking at a works meeting in Wolfsburg today the CEO of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, Matthias Müller, promised employees "swift and relentless clarification" of the emissions scandal. He said that what had happened went against everything the Group and its people stand for and that there was no excuse. At the same time he encouraged employees to take heart: "We can and we will overcome this crisis, because Volkswagen is a group with a strong foundation. And above all because we have the best automobile team anyone could wish for." He added that the company would do everything it could to ensure that Volkswagen continues to stand for good and secure jobs in the future.
  • 10/01/15
    Technology

    Statement from the Executive Committee of Volkswagen AG's Supervisory Board following its meeting on September 30, 2015

    In seven hours of intense discussions the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG yesterday (September 30) discussed the current status with respect to the manipulation of diesel engine exhaust emissions. The Executive Committee will make proposals to the Supervisory Board concerning the further handling of these matters.
  • 09/29/15
    Technology

    Volkswagen AG announces action plan to update diesel vehicles with EA 189 EU5 engines

    Volkswagen AG is announcing its action plan to correct the emissions characteristics of diesel vehicles.
  • 09/25/15
    Company

    Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, explains: "We are working at full speed on a solution."

    In the press release dated September 22, 2015, the Volkswagen Group announced that Volkswagen Group vehicles worldwide are affected by the current issues regarding emissions.
  • 09/25/15
    Company

    Statement by the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG

    The Volkswagen Supervisory Board consulted intensively on the current situation at its meeting today. There is absolutely no excuse for the manipulations which have deeply shocked Volkswagen. The company will leave no stone unturned in getting to the bottom of this, will call those responsible to account, and take the necessary actions. The first consequences in this regard were agreed upon at today's meeting:
  • 09/25/15
    Company

    The Volkswagen Group is restructuring: Supervisory Board passes resolutions for new organization

    The Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG approved a new management structure for the Group and the brands as well as for the North America region today (Friday) in Wolfsburg. The interim Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Berthold Huber, commented: "The new structure strengthens the brands and regions, gives the Group Board of Management the necessary leeway for strategy and steering within the company, and lays a focus on the targeted development of future-oriented fields."
  • 09/25/15
    Company

    Matthias Müller appointed CEO of the Volkswagen Group

    Matthias Müller (62) has been appointed CEO of Volkswagen AG with immediate effect. This was decided by the Supervisory Board at its meeting in Wolfsburg today (Friday). Müller is currently Chairman of Porsche AG in Stuttgart. He will continue in this function until a successor has been found.
  • 09/23/15
    Company

    Statement from the Executive Committee of Volkswagen AG's Supervisory Board

    In a meeting on Wednesday, September 23, the Executive Committee of the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG discussed in detail the manipulation of emissions data of Volkswagen Group diesel engines and came to the following conclusions:
  • 09/22/15
    Company

    Volkswagen AG has issued the following information:

    Volkswagen is working at full speed to clarify irregularities concerning a particular software used in diesel engines. New vehicles from the Volkswagen Group with EU 6 diesel engines currently available in the European Union comply with legal requirements and environmental standards. The software in question does not affect handling, consumption or emissions. This gives clarity to customers and dealers.
  • 09/20/15
    Company

    Statement of Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, CEO of Volkswagen AG:

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board (EPA and CARB) revealed their findings that while testing diesel cars of the Volkswagen Group they have detected manipulations that violate American environmental standards.

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11/01/17
Technology

From NEDC to WLTP

Complex installation: the mobile test equipment is prepared.