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This page brings together all the news and Next Green Car's analysis relating to the recent VW Group diesel NOx emissions scandal. Each day seems to bring more revelations so it is worth checking back frequently.

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Fiat Chrysler group accused of using illegal emissions software

British authorities are requesting information from their American counterparts after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group of using defeat devices in some of their models. The EPA stated...

VW reaches $4.3 billion US settlement over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed a settlement with the US Government to pay $4.3 billion (£3.5 billion) in fines and penalties relating to its part in the Emissions Scandal. The group has confirmed that it will plead guilty to criminal misconduct under US law....

British drivers seek compensation for VW Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen is facing legal action in the UK after a law firm has applied for a group litigation order, to represent British drivers affected by the Emissions Scandal. The move would see compensation sought for British drivers of VW Group models involved...

VW agrees $1 bn settlement for US 3.0 TDI emissions scandal models

Volkswagen has agreed a $1 billion (£810 million) settlement with United States regulators and car owners to buy back or fix more than 80,000 VW, Audi, and Porsche vehicles fitted with the 3.0 litre TDI engine. As the latest settlement from VW in the...

UK 'surprised' as EC starts legal action over VW emissions

The European Commission (EC) has begun legal proceedings against the UK and six other European Union (EU) countries for failing to 'fulfil their obligations under EU vehicle type approval legislation' in the wake of the VW Emissions Scandal. The move...

US approves $14.7 bn VW emissions settlement

Volkswagen has agreed a $14.7 billion (£12 billion) deal with the United States over its emissions scandal, after a US Federal judge approved the record breaking settlement. The settlement is split into two main parts with $10 billion to be spent on...

Fix agreed for VW 1.2 litre TDI diesel engines

Volkswagen has received the go-ahead for the next stage of fixing its engines affected by the emissions scandal, with the proposed fix for the 1.2 litre EA189 TDI engine approved. The fix has been ratified by the German Federal Motor Transport Authority...

VW to fit particulate filters on all petrol engines

Volkswagen has announced that it will introduce particulate filters on petrol engines, with a planned group roll-out from 2017. The move comes as the company continues to work on reducing emissions - both as an overall group goal and as a response to the...

Government 'too slow' to act in VW emissions scandal investigations

Investigations should be started by the Department for Transport (DfT) into the impact of Volkswagen's emissions scandal in the UK, accroding to a report published by the Transport Select Committee. The Parliamentary committee also states that the DfT should...

VW agrees $15 billion emissions scandal settlement for US drivers

Volkswagen has agreed on a $14.7 billion settlement with US authorities for those customers affected by the VW emissions scandal. The figure - worth more than £11 billion - factors in the option for every owner of a 'defeat device' vehicle to sell back...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:14th Feb 2017