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VW Emissions Latest News Summary

News Summary: The latest VW news following the emissions scandal.

VW announces spending cuts

13th October 2015
Europe’s biggest carmaker the Volkswagen Group, has just announced €1bn (£750m) of spending cuts within its central VW division to fund a product overhaul following the emissions testing scandal, and create a new focus towards cleaner electric powered cars.

The chief executive of the VW brand Herbert Diess said he would overhaul the division’s strategy to concentrate on electric and hybrid vehicles, and revamp all diesel cars and vans to feature cleaner exhaust emissions systems.

Third of VW vehicles in the UK need significant repairs

12th October 2015
Head of Volkswagen UK operations advises that a third of VW vehicles in the UK will need significant hardware repairs which might not be completed until the end of 2016.

UK minister says VW deserves to suffer substantial losses

12th October 2015
Volkswagen deserves to suffer “substantial damage” because of the diesel emissions scandal that has affected 11 million vehicles worldwide, the British transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin told MPs at the Commons transport select committee.

Referring to VW’s use of adaptive emissions sensing software to cheat emissions tests, he said: “These devices were made illegal in 1998 and it is unbelievable to think a company the size and reputation of VW have been doing something like this. They are going to suffer very substantial damage as a result and they deserve to.”

VW to recall 1,950 vehicle in China

12th October 2015
Perhaps a lesser headache for Volkswagen, which has announced it would recall 1,950 vehicles in China to correct engine emissions software saying, ““Volkswagen would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers,” it said in a statement. “We would like to assure that we will do everything humanly possible to win back trust and take care of any concerns.”

The vehicles include 1,946 imported Tiguan compact sport-utility vehicles and four Passat models.

Leonardo DiCaprio to produce Volkswagen scandal film

13th October 2015
Leonardo DiCaprio is to produce a film about the Volkswagen emissions scandal. His own production company Appian Way and Paramount Pictures have bought the rights to an as-yet-unwritten book about the scandal, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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