Business Dec 8, 2017

German prosecutors probe BMW diesel cheating claims

German prosecutors on Thursday said they have opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations that luxury carmaker BMW used a defeat device to cheat diesel emissions tests in at least one of its models. It comes after environmental group DUH this week said tests carried out ...

Ex-VW exec sentenced to seven years for 'dieselgate'

Business Dec 7, 2017

Ex-VW exec sentenced to seven years for 'dieselgate'

A U.S. court on Wednesday sentenced former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt to seven years in prison for his role in the German automaker's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal. Schmidt, who led Volkswagen's U.S. regulatory compliance office from 2012 to March 2015, was also ordered by a ...