Business - Volkswagen

Volkswagen's $15 billion emissions scandal settlement clears first hurdle

Published Jul. 26 2016

A nearly $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, with a federal judge giving...

VW sells more vehicles worldwide than any other automaker in first half of 2016

Published Jul. 26 2016

Despite the diesel emissions scandal, Volkswagen Group sold over 5 million cars and light trucks worldwide and more than any...

Officials are readying 250 acres at Enterprise South to attract auto suppliers

Published Jul. 24 2016

Chattanooga's economic developers are cranking up efforts to nearly double the number of jobs the automotive sector has created at...

Volkswagen shares soar after buoyant earnings update

Published Jul. 20 2016

Volkswagen shares soared Wednesday after the German car giant revealed that its first-half earnings before charges related to its diesel-emissions...

VW looks to fill Chattanooga plant with new production, workers

Published Jul. 20 2016

A staffing contractor for Volkswagen in Chattanooga plans to hire about 25 people weekly over the next couple of months...

Top VW officials engaged in 'massive fraud' lawsuit says

Published Jul. 19 2016

Top Volkswagen executives engaged in a "massive fraud" to intentionally sell diesel cars that violated emissions rules, CNN said a...

VW Chattanooga may make electric cars, official says

Published Jul. 19 2016

The new head of Volkswagen AG's U.S. unit confirmed the German auto maker plans to build electric vehicles in North...

Top VW dealer: Emission scandal may be 'big blessing' for U.S. market

Published Jul. 9 2016

The head of Volkswagen's U.S. dealer council says the emission scandal will turn out as 'a big blessing,' reducing VW's...

VW's U.S. sales tumble 21.7 percent in June

Published Jul. 1 2016

Volkswagen of America today reported that sales fell 21.7 percent in June over a year ago, with the Chattanooga-made Passat's...

VW to pay Tennessee, Georgia $31 million in fines for deceptive diesel sales

Published Jun. 29 2016

As part of the $15 billion-plus national settlement over its auto emissions-cheating scandal, Volkswagen will implement a restitution program for...

Haslam hopes Chattanooga gets VW settlement's $2 billion for zero-emissions technology

Published Jun. 28 2016

Gov. Bill Haslam says he has "strong hopes" of seeing Volkswagen's Chattanooga operation get some of the $2 billion in...

Volkswagen offers repairs or cash in $15 billion diesel settlement

Published Jun. 27 2016

Volkswagen diesel owners can choose to either sell their car back to the company or get a repair that could...

Volkswagen faces investor questions at annual meeting

Published Jun. 22 2016

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen executives face questions from minority investors over the company's scandal involving cars rigged to cheat...

UAW says Volkswagen reneged on deal to recognize union

Published Jun. 21 2016

A signed agreement shows that Volks- wagen officials reneged on a pledge to recognize the United Auto Workers without another...

VW's Winterkorn under investigation

Published Jun. 20 2016

German prosecutors said today that they had begun an investigation of the former chief executive of Volkswagen for possible violations...

VW aims to be electric vehicle leader

Published Jun. 16 2016

Volkswagen Group officials today set a goal to become a world leader in sustainable mobility, calling for more than 30...

VW opens new California center

Published Jun. 15 2016

VW adds $11 million parts facility

German prosecutors investigating missing data in VW scandal

Published Jun. 9 2016

German prosecutors said Thursday that they are investigating an employee at Volkswagen who allegedly asked his coworkers to delete or...

German regulators OK more diesel fixes for VW

Published Jun. 8 2016

German regulators have given approval for the repair of about 1.1 million more Volkswagen vehicles involved in the diesel scandal,...

Chattanooga-made 2016 Volkswagen Passat gets top honors

Published Jun. 6 2016

The refreshed Chattanooga-made 2016 Volkswagen Passat has taken top honors in's midsize sedan challenge.

VW gets OK for emissions fix on some cars

Published Jun. 3 2016

Volkswagen said today that it has won regulatory approval in Germany to begin repairs on over 800,000 vehicles affected by...

Chattanooga-made Passat sales best in 8 months

Published Jun. 2 2016

The Chattanooga-made Passat posted its highest sales in eight months in May as Volkswagen tries to regain its footing amid...

Volkswagen makes profit despite diesel emissions scandal

Published Jun. 1 2016

German automaker Volkswagen saw its net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year -- but...