Emissions-cheating scandal

January 5, 2016

U.S. Dept of Justice Sues Volkswagen over Clean Air Act Violations

Yesterday, the United States Department of Justice filed a complaint on behalf of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), claiming that Volkswagen violated the Clean Air Act. Last year, it was found that the automaker had installed illegal defeat devices that were designed to evade emissions testing in over 600,000 “clean diesel” vehicles sold in the [...]
November 3, 2015

Volkswagen to Recall “Clean Diesel” Vehicles in January

Amidst the recent emissions-cheating scandal, automaker Volkswagen has announced that it will be recalling falsely-advertised “clean diesel” vehicles beginning in January of next year. Nearly 11 million VW and Audi vehicles have been affected worldwide. The “clean diesel” vehicles were equipped with software designed to cheat on U.S. emissions tests. The revelation that cars were [...]