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If you’re a fan of exciting speculative fiction, there’s a short video circulating right now from an allegedly non-partisan group called CASE for Consumers that describes an incredible alternate reality where Angela Merkel is masterminding a plan to dump cheap German cars on the American market. Cheap German cars! In…
Ex-Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has been charged by U.S. prosecutors with conspiracy and wire fraud in relation to the German automaker’s never-ending Dieselgate scandal, according to an indictment unsealed on Thursday.
Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning, just in time for you to sound important in all your friends’ group chat. Here are the important stories you need to know.
In the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal the German government has started planning a potential multibillion euro plan to retrofit diesel cars that would help cut emissions and keep cars in city centers.
Things got weird with Dieselgate when, last month, The New York Times reported that the company tested diesel emissions on ten monkeys. The development was a sad and somewhat ghoulish one and, in the end, pointless, since VW had defeat devices installed on many of their diesels. How did those work, exactly? Let’s go…
Today was supposed to mark the beginning of the first trial over Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal. But on Friday, the German automaker struck a settlement with the plaintiff before the proceedings got underway, reports Reuters.