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Volkswagen increases stockpiles of cars in Britain ahead of Brexit

STUTTGART: Volkswagen has increased stockpiles of cars in Britain, it said on Wednesday, as politicians struggle to nail down the terms of the country’s departure from the European Union ahead of an Oct. 31 deadline. The potential for a disorderly “no deal” Brexit, and concerns about future trading relations, are ...

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Volkswagen settles Australia emissions cheating scandal

SYDNEY: Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to Aus$127 million ($87.3 million) to settle multiple class action suits brought by Australian motorists over a diesel emissions cheating scandal, the parties’ lawyers said. The German car giant, which owns brands ranging from luxury Audi to lower-end Skoda, said in 2015 that ...

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Seoul to fine Volkswagen over ‘illicit’ emissions devices

SEOUL: South Korea said it will issue fines and file criminal complaints against Volkswagen and Porsche for installing “illicit devices” that helped multiple diesel vehicles cheat pollution standards. The environment ministry said over 10,000 vehicles sold in South Korea by Volkswagen and Porsche from May 2015 to January 2018 were ...

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US auto workers at VW plant reject bid to unionize

DETROIT: The United Auto Workers union has suffered a fresh defeat at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, with workers narrowly voting down a move to organize the factory for a second time. The UAW has never managed to fully organize a US plant owned by a foreign manufacturer and a ...

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End of the road for Volkswagen’s self-driving Aurora deal

BERLIN: Volkswagen has ended its partnership with self-driving car software firm Aurora, two days after the Silicon Valley start-up said it would build autonomous platforms for commercial vehicles with Fiat Chrysler. “The activities under our partnership have been concluded,” a VW spokesman said in a statement on Tuesday following an ...

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Volkswagen seals 10-year lithium deal for electric cars

FRANKFURT AM MAIN: German car behemoth Volkswagen said Friday it had secured 10 years’ worth of lithium for electric car batteries from Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng, ensuring supply of a key ingredient for the vital components. The two firms “signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on long-term lithium supplies for battery ...

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VW may have to step up electric car plans to meet EU CO2 targets

BERLIN/FRANKFURT/MUNICH: Volkswagen may have to step up its plans for mass production of electric vehicles in order to meet tougher-than-expected European targets to cut greenhouse emissions from cars, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The remarks came after the European Union agreed on Monday to cut CO2 emissions from cars ...

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Volkswagen floods German market ahead of tougher emissions rules

FRANKFURT: Volkswagen hiked the number of passenger cars registered for road use with the authorities by 46.2 percent in Germany last month, lifting German passenger car registrations by 24.7 percent in August, statistics from the KBA German vehicle authority showed. Of the 316,405 vehicles registered in Germany last month, only ...

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Slow sales: Volkswagen to furlough 1,000 workers in Brazil

SAO PAULO: Volkswagen AG will furlough about 1,000 workers at its largest factory in Brazil, union representatives said on Thursday, due to weaker economic growth and slumping exports to Argentina. The month-long furlough will start Aug. 21 at the VW plant in Sao Bernardo do Campo, on the outskirts of ...

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