Various sources within Germany have been reporting in recent days that Volkswagen is now mulling the replacement of CEO Matthias Mueller with the head of the VW brand, Herbert Diess. … [Read full article]
A Switzerland-based consumer protection group has filed a new lawsuit against Volkswagen on behalf of 6,000 owners of diesel cars manufactured by the company in relation to the “Dieselgate” emissions … [Read full article]
A new recall of diesel-powered Volkswagen Touareg SUVs, due to the presence of illegal “defeat devices” intended to defraud regulators, has been ordered by Germany’s auto industry watchdog the KBA … [Read full article]
Originally published on EV Obsession. Despite Volkswagen sales in the US generally falling following the diesel car emissions testing scandal, e-Golf sales have been rising notably — with a year-on-year … [Read full article]
This article was first published on EV Obsession under the title, “EV & Hybrid Sales Are Up 80,000 Cars In 2013 (August US Sales Update).” The numbers are in for … [Read full article]
Some top activism news from the past week or so: 1. Masked Activists in Germany Sop Transport of Nuclear Waste As the title indicates, some activists in Germany are fed … [Read full article]
Greenpeace has a pretty huge campaign geared at getting Volkswagen (VW) to drop it’s anti-climate-action efforts that I’ve covered a couple times now.
Every company interested in a profit has jumped on the green bandwagon recently. In the auto industry especially, every new model is advertised as being a hybrid, battery powered, or made with more sustainable production. Nearly 100 cars with over 30 combined miles per gallon were released in America in 2010 and 2011. Have auto companies suddenly seen the light and realized their role as leaders in society and dedicated themselves to protecting the public and the planet, or is it all marketing? The answer is, of course, it depends.