Business - Volkswagen

VW sued for $3.6 billion by European investors

Published Mar. 15 2016

Almost 300 institutional investors in Volkswagen have filed a multi-billion euro suit in Europe against the carmaker for what they...

VW whistleblower fired over diesel issue, complaint says

Published Mar. 14 2016

Volkswagen deleted documents and obstructed justice after the U.S. Environmental Protection accused the company of cheating on emissions tests, a...

VW could bring self-driving cars to Chattanooga within a decade

Published Mar. 12 2016

A top executive at Volkswagen's new engineering and planning center in Chattanooga said Friday that fully self-driving cars could make...


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VW dealers worry automaker may give up on growing U.S. sales

Published Mar. 11 2016

The head of Volkswagen's U.S. dealer council plans to go to VW's headquarters next week to oppose suggestions that the...

Michael Horn leaving as VW's U.S. chief

Published Mar. 9 2016

Michael Horn is leaving as Volkswagen Group of America's chief executive, the German automaker announced today.

VW has no plans to cut jobs at Chattanooga plant, automaker says

Published Mar. 8 2016

Volkswagen has no plans to cut jobs at its Chattanooga plant due to the company's ongoing diesel emissions scandal as...

VW says it didn't think diesel scandal would cost much at first

Published Mar. 2 2016

Volkswagen said Wednesday that it didn't think the diesel-emission scandal would cost much when it was initially uncovered.

Volkswagen names new U.S. sales chief amid sluggish results

Published Mar. 2 2016

Volkswagen of America today announced the appointment of Ronald Stach as vice president of sales for the Volkswagen brand effective...

VW sales improve, but still trail gains by other major automakers

Published Mar. 1 2016

Volkswagen of America's sales grew in February over a month ago, and the Chattanooga-made Passat showed gains as well.

Chattanooga VW employee wins award as best young engineer

Published Feb. 27 2016

The Chattanooga Engineers Society has presented Volkswagen employee Alexander Faupel with the 2016 Chattanooga Area E-Week Young Engineer of the...

EPA asking VW to make electric vehicles in Chattanooga

Published Feb. 23 2016

The EPA is reportedly asking Volkswagen to make electric vehicles at its Chattanooga plant, and an analyst says VW could...

No VW emissions fix agreement until late March, report says

Published Feb. 19 2016

Top managers at Volkswagen do not expect an agreement before the end of March with U.S. authorities over the German...

Auto suppliers hiring in Chattanooga despite VW's dilemma

Published Feb. 19 2016

Andy Nelson of Chattanooga said Thursday he is confident the automotive cluster in Chattanooga is growing and he wants to...

VW European sales drop due to scandal

Published Feb. 17 2016

The marquee Volkswagen brand saw its biggest sales contraction in January since the German carmaker was engulfed in its diesel...

UAW, rival labor group differ on appeal of election at Chattanooga VW plant

Published Feb. 9 2016

The American Council of Employees at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant is supporting the federal appeal by the automaker of last year's...

VW welcome center still searching for downtown Chattanooga home

Published Feb. 5 2016

Volkswagen still is in the hunt for a site for its downtown Chattanooga welcome center even in the wake of...

Volkswagen Passat sales soft amid emissions scandal

Published Feb. 3 2016

U.S. sales of Volkswagen's Passat fell in January to the third lowest monthly mark since production of the sedan started...

Diesel scandal also raises concerns for Volkswagen's bank

Published Feb. 2 2016

Volkswagen is more than just a scandal-plagued automaker. It is also one of Europe's largest banks, and its loan portfolio...

Tennessee could lead in self-driving vehicles, senator says

Published Jan. 30 2016

Volkswagen's Chattanooga operations could help the state become a leader in the development and manufacture of self-driving cars, says a...

UAW union hopes for 'reset' on Volkswagen labor relations

Published Jan. 23 2016

The United Auto Workers union is hoping a management overhaul at Volkswagen in the aftermath of its diesel emissions cheating...

New Mexico sues Volkswagen over emissions scandal

Published Jan. 21 2016

New Mexico is suing Volkswagen and other German automakers over an emissions cheating scandal that involves millions of cars worldwide,...


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Volkswagen burnishing the brand amid scandal

Published Jan. 17 2016

Volkswagen spent a lot of time at the Detroit auto show last week apologizing for its diesel deception as it...

VW CEO says SUV is 'crucial' for future

Published Jan. 15 2016

Volkswagen Chief Executive Matthias Mueller told the automaker's Chattanooga factory workers Thursday that the sport utility vehicle they plan to...