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Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler, Auto Parts Supplier Bosch for Adding

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 16, 2019 – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that Missouri has obtained settlements providing millions of dollars for Missouri consumers who purchased or leased Fiat Chrysler vehicles containing illegal defeat devices.  The settlements also provide for combined payments of approximately $3.1 million to the State of Missouri and … Continue reading Missouri News: Attorney General Eric Schmitt Announces Settlements with Fiat Chrysler, Auto Parts Supplier Bosch for Adding

FRANKFURT, Germany | VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

FRANKFURT,Germany— Jan 15, 2019— Volkswagen and Ford say they’re forming a global alliance in which they will develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim Hackett said in a statement Tuesday that the first jointly developed vehicles could … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | VW, Ford team up on pickups, explore deal on electrics

Tennessee News: Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Volkswagen to Create 1,000 New Jobs in Chattanooga

Chattanooga chosen as company’s U.S. base for electric vehicle production NASHVILLE, TN – Jan. 14, 2019 – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe along with Volkswagen AG announced today that Chattanooga will be home to the company’s first electric vehicle manufacturing facility in North America. The project … Continue reading Tennessee News: Governor Bill Haslam, Commissioner Rolfe Announce Volkswagen to Create 1,000 New Jobs in Chattanooga

Oregon News: Oregon Plays Key Role in $171 Million Settlement with Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch for Environmental Breaches

SALEM, OR – Jan. 11, 2019 – Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum today announced a landmark $171 million settlement with 49 states, the District of Columbia and Guam with Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch for equipping, selling or leasing environmentally non-compliant vehicles.  Oregon helped lead the investigation, and will receive $7.23 million of the settlement.  Fiat … Continue reading Oregon News: Oregon Plays Key Role in $171 Million Settlement with Fiat Chrysler and Robert Bosch for Environmental Breaches

MUNICH | Former VW boss Winterkorn leaves Bayern supervisory board

MUNICH— German soccer champion Bayern Munich says former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has left its supervisory board, three years after he resigned from the automaker amid its diesel emissions scandal. The club said the 71-year-old Winterkorn stood down on Monday after nearly 16 years as a member. It said Tuesday that Winterkorn, as former CEO … Continue reading MUNICH | Former VW boss Winterkorn leaves Bayern supervisory board

FRANKFURT, Germany | Volkswagen on track to break last year’s sales record

FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker Volkswagen says it is on track for a new annual sales record despite trouble getting vehicles certified for new European emissions tests. Sales head Christian Dahlheim said Friday that “we are confident” 2018 will end with a figure slightly above the previous record from 2017, when the company sold 10.74 million … Continue reading FRANKFURT, Germany | Volkswagen on track to break last year’s sales record

WASHINGTON | White House: Trump meets with German auto executives

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump met Tuesday with executives from three big German automakers amid U.S.-European trade tensions focused on car exports and the threat of tariffs. Executives from BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen were invited to participate in a series of meetings with Trump’s top economic advisers to discuss investment opportunities in the United States, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | White House: Trump meets with German auto executives