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VW engineer pleads guilty to federal charges
The guilty plea by James Liang is the first in the wide-ranging investigation into Volkswagen's effort to skirt emission regulations.        
70 points by Detroit Free Press | Internal combustion engine Diesel engine Volkswagen Air pollution Plea Rudolf Diesel Automobile Volkswagen Group
Volkswagen engineer pleads guilty in emissions scandal
A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal.  James Robert Liang of Newberry Park, Calif., entered the plea Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit.  A Justice Department official says Liang will cooperate in the ongoing investigation. ...
117 points by Los Angeles Times | Volkswagen Internal combustion engine Plea Volkswagen Group
VW engineer pleads guilty to diesel emissions scandal
James Liang reportedly developed a defeat device for a Volkswagen Jetta diesel car        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Federal Bureau of Investigation United States Department of Justice Porsche Audi Federal government of the United States Diesel engine
Documentary challenges rosy view of automaker rescue
And it is not kind to Steve Rattner, the man who led President Barack Obama's auto task force.        
85 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry General Motors Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Group Barack Obama Robert Nardelli Porsche
Documentary challenges rosy view of automaker bailout
And it is not kind to Steve Rattner, the man who led President Barack Obama's auto task force.        
85 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry General Motors Chrysler Fiat Volkswagen Group Barack Obama Robert Nardelli Porsche
Documentary about auto bailout raises big questions
New documentary called 'Live Another Day' raises big questions about the UAW, Fiat's acquisition of Chrysler and more        
85 points by Detroit Free Press | Automotive industry General Motors Chrysler Fiat United Auto Workers Volkswagen Group Barack Obama Robert Nardelli
Vermont sues Volkswagen over emissions-rigging scandal
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont is suing Volkswagen, saying the automaker's diesel emissions-rigging scandal violated the state's consumer and environmental laws. Attorney General William Sorrell said Thursday that the state has rejected as inadequate a proposed settlement by Volkswagen that would have paid $1,000 per vehicle for violating consumer protection ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Audi Porsche Consumer protection Automotive industry Vermont Environment
No escape! City buys world's fastest cop car
Nowhere else in the world can you hail a police car and snap a selfie with the driver.
-1 points by CNN | Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai Lamborghini Gallardo Automotive industry Bentley Porsche Volkswagen Group Geneva Motor Show
UAW steps up efforts with foreign automakers, Tesla
The UAW is escalating organizing activity in several areas, including Tesla in California and Nissan in Mississippi        
137 points by Detroit Free Press | Trade union General Motors Ford Motor Company Law Automotive industry Chrysler Volkswagen Group Human rights
UAW steps up organizing efforts with automakers
The UAW is escalating organizing activity in several areas, including Tesla in California and Nissan in Mississippi        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Trade union General Motors Ford Motor Company Law Automotive industry Chrysler Volkswagen Group Human rights
Judge OKs VW deal to spend $1.2B more on diesel fix
Preliminary approval in deal calling for VW to fix or buy back 3-liter diesel vehicles        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Audi Volkswagen Group Air pollution Porsche California Air Resources Board SEAT Diesel engine
Peugeot owner said to explore acquisition of GM’s Opel
PSA Group said it was in talks with Opel to expand existing cooperation projects        
-2 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Automotive industry Opel European Union Chief executive officer Renault Volkswagen Group Citroën
2 die in fiery crash at Speed Vegas racetrack
The Clark County coroner and the Metropolitan Police Department are at the scene of a deadly car crash and fire at the SpeedVegas racetrack, 14200 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
964 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | English-language films Automobile Driving Las Vegas Boulevard 2000s American television series Volkswagen Group The Incident Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
GM wants comprehensive tax reform from Trump
GM's CFO said the company is collaborating with the Trump administration on reform.         
-2 points by Arizona Republic | President of the United States North American Free Trade Agreement General Motors Automotive industry United States Mexico Volkswagen Group White House
VW launches subsidiary to manage push for electric cars
New company will manage the $2B VW is required to spend to boost zero-emission cars        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Group Automobile Volkswagen Plug-in hybrid Diesel engine Porsche Electric vehicle Automotive industry
VW to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal
The German company said the job cuts, which account to around 5 percent of its global workforce, are part of a long-term plan to improve profitability        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Million Germany Lower Saxony Electric vehicle Employment Automobile
Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs after emissions-cheating scandal
Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.  The German company said the job cuts are part of a long-term plan to improve profitability and shift...
413 points by Los Angeles Times | Volkswagen Million Germany Volkswagen Group Lower Saxony Electric vehicle Automobile Plug-in hybrid
Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs, cutting costs after scandal
Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring of its namesake brand as it tries to recover from a scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.
4 points by The Denver Post | Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Germany Million Porsche Audi Diesel engine Wolfsburg
VW to shed 30K jobs, cutting costs after scandal
Volkswagen announced plans Friday to cut 30,000 jobs in a wide-ranging restructuring        
-2 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Porsche Audi Germany Automobile Diesel engine Electric vehicle
Volkswagen to slash 30,000 jobs by 2020
German carmaker Volkswagen has unveiled plans to cut tens of thousands jobs worldwide. It is part of a restructuring plan to boost profitability and fund a shift to electric and self-driving cars following the emissions scandal. Read Full Article at RT.com
381 points by Russia Today | Renault Porsche Audi Automotive industry Germany Volkswagen Volkswagen Group SEAT
Automaker Volkswagen to cut 30,000 jobs
Officials told a news conference that 23,000 of the jobs would go from Germany.         
116 points by Arizona Republic | Automobile Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Sustainable transport Investment Porsche Lower Saxony Road transport
Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs following emissions scandal
FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker Volkswagen said Friday it will shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs as it tries to recover from its diesel emissions scandal and invests more in electric-powered vehicles and digital services. Company officials said at a news conference at headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, that 23,000 of the job cuts will come in Germany....
24 points by New York Post | Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Porsche Audi Automobile Automotive industry Lamborghini SEAT
Volkswagen to shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs after scandal
WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) - Automaker Volkswagen says it will shed 30,000 jobs to cut costs as it tries to recover from its diesel emissions scandal and invests more in electric-powered vehicles and digital services. Company officials said at a news conference at headquarters in Wolfsburg, Germany, that 23,000 of the ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Automobile Investment Volkswagen Group Volkswagen Sustainable transport
Chinese electric car maker to invest $10.7M in Washtenaw, create 150 jobs
SF Motors, Inc. is a subsidiary of auto manufacturer and supplier Sokon Industry Group, a top private company in China.        
-2 points by Detroit Free Press | San Francisco Ann Arbor Michigan Automotive industry Japan Research and development Volkswagen Group General Motors Washtenaw County Michigan
Chinese-owned auto firm plans facility in Washtenaw
SF Motors, Inc. plans to open a research and development facility in Washtenaw County       
-2 points by The Detroit News | Automotive industry Japan Washtenaw County Michigan Volkswagen Group General Motors Research and development Ann Arbor Michigan
L.A. Auto Show 2016: Volkswagen Atlas
What is it? This is Volkswagen’s entry into the midsize sport utility market, and the long-awaited, seven-passenger 2018 Atlas is set to go on sale next year. Volkswagen has not yet announced pricing for the Atlas but it’s reportedly expected to be in the $30,000 range. Why it matters The Atlas...
6 points by Los Angeles Times | Sport utility vehicle Four-wheel drive Audi Station wagon Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Crossover SEAT
Volkswagen jumps into the midsize sport utility market with the seven-passenger Atlas
L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: The Chevy Bolt EV wins Green Car of the Year Nov. 17, 2016, 9:40 a.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility L.A., to see photos...
6 points by Los Angeles Times | Sport utility vehicle Four-wheel drive Audi Station wagon Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Crossover SEAT
L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: Nissan Rogue debuts to starfighters and dancing stormtroopers
L.A. Auto Show 2016 live updates: Nissan Rogue debuts to starfighters and dancing stormtroopers Nov. 16, 2016, 8 p.m. The Los Angeles Auto Show opens to the public Friday and ends Nov. 27. Take a look through our coverage from the four days of press previews and keynotes, known as AutoMobility...
21 points by Los Angeles Times | Renault Automobile Automotive industry Electric vehicle Opel Volkswagen Group Mercedes-Benz Japan
Toyota and Suzuki Say They Are Considering an Alliance
The Japanese car manufacturers were vague about what might happen but said that they were discussing a wide-ranging business partnership.
278 points by The New York Times | Automotive industry Suzuki General Motors Toyota Automobile Volkswagen Group Japan Subaru
Tesla, electric-car maker, sues Michigan Gov. Snyder over ban on direct sales to consumers
Electric car manufacturer Tesla is taking three top Michigan state officials to federal court over the state's ban on direct-to-consumer sales, a law some critics see as a sop to the established car-dealership industry. "The California automaker named Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, and ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Renault Automotive industry Detroit Volkswagen Group General Motors Think tank Lotus Cars Michigan
Volkswagen investors seek $9.2bn compensation over diesel emissions scandal
German car maker Volkswagen faces €8.2 billion in damage claims from investors over their losses following the emissions scandal. The company has admitted equipping about 11 million diesel vehicles with software to cheat on pollution tests. Read Full Article at RT.com
32 points by Russia Today | Germany Pension Volkswagen Group European Union Volkswagen Lower Saxony Porsche United States
Unifor/GM deal tells us: Canada's still got it
"Best case scenario" is dominant view of Unifor's tentative deal with GM that averts a strike and secures investments.        
550 points by Detroit Free Press | General Motors Automotive industry Volkswagen Group
GM-Unifor deal includes $520M-plus investment
Tentative 4-year pact to include $400 million investment at Oshawa Assembly, more than $120 million at St. Catharines        
-1 points by The Detroit News | General Motors Automotive industry Cash balance plan Pension Volkswagen Group Ford Motor Company Government of Canada Ontario
What Unifor/GM deal tells us: Canada's still got game
"Best case scenario" is dominant view of Unifor's tentative deal with GM that averts a strike and secures investments.        
550 points by Detroit Free Press | General Motors Automotive industry Volkswagen Group
More charges likely as VW engineer details emissions scandal
DETROIT — A Volkswagen engineer's decision to tell everything he knows about the company's scheme to cheat on U.S. emissions tests is a major break for investigators and a message to others involved to cooperate or face prosecution, according to legal experts.
-1 points by Boston Herald | Volkswagen Diesel engine Prosecutor Diesel fuel Volkswagen Group Turbocharger Scania Jury
VW engineer guilty in emissions fraud
Guilty plea is first in investigation into the rigging of federal air-pollution tests.         
99 points by Arizona Republic | Volkswagen Internal combustion engine Volkswagen Group Air pollution United States Automobile Diesel fuel Diesel engine
VW engineer pleads guilty in emissions case, agrees to cooperate
A Volkswagen engineer has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy in the company's emissions cheating scandal and has agreed to cooperate in the widening criminal investigation.
1 points by The Denver Post | Volkswagen Diesel engine United States Environmental Protection Agency Air pollution Volkswagen Group Internal combustion engine Diesel fuel Turbocharger
[email protected]: Volkswagen scandal; straight-ticket voting
Today is Friday, Sept., 9, 2016, and we're nearing the end of a busy news week here in metro Detroit.         
-1 points by The Detroit News | Plea Jury Arraignment Detroit Michigan Alford plea U.S. state Volkswagen Group
VW engineer pleads guilty to emissions scandal
James Liang developed a defeat device for a Volkswagen Jetta diesel car        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Volkswagen Volkswagen Group Federal government of the United States Kwame Kilpatrick Diesel engine United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation Audi
VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in U.S. Criminal Case Over Diesel Emissions
The charges add to pressure on the company, which has already reached a $15 billion settlement with car owners in the United States.
366 points by The New York Times | United States Federal Bureau of Investigation U.S. state Automobile United States Marshals Service Volkswagen Group Plea United States dollar