Amazon delivers Volkswagen’s ‘Final Edition’ Beetles
25 August 2019 | 9:55 am
The iconic car rolled off the assembly line in July 2019 after more than two decades since its relaunch. There are only 65 'Final Edition' Beetles available, and they can only be bought in Mexico.
18 Nov 2019
The German car giant said it will invest even more money than previously planned into expanding its electric fleet. Over the next decade, VW plans to roll out 75 completely electric models and 60 hybrid vehicles.
30 Nov 2019
VW is under pressure for working with the Chinese government in Xinjiang after evidence of human rights abuses against Uighurs in the region. Meanwhile, the German and US governments urged China to uphold human rights.
31 Jul 2020
Nearly 50 hours of secretly recorded conversations appear to show Volkswagen engaging in legally dubious behavior in a dispute with a supplier. Now the carmaker is investigating who released them to the media.
1 Aug 2020
Germany's top court has ruled that people who bought a VW car after the Dieselgate scandal erupted in 2015 are not entitled to compensation. It's the latest in a string of key cases linked to the emissions controversy.
9 Sep 2020
The German automobile maker has expressed grave concerns over the use of Nazi imagery by a Mexican distributor. Volkswagen said it "strongly" disapproved of showing such images at affiliated facilities.
27 Mar 2021
The auto group says past executives breached their "duty of care." Both ex-Volkswagen and Audi CEOs, Martin Winterkorn and Rupert Stadler, have rejected the accusations.
28 Jun 2021
The German automobile giant has now set a timeline for its exit from combustion engine cars. The changes will affect Europe first, with the US and China to follow "a little later."
15 Jul 2021
Owners of VW cars in the Netherlands will be entitled to compensation of between €1,500 and €3,000 over the diesel emissions scandal, an Amsterdam court ruled.
30 May 2022
The agenda of the World Economic Forum in Davos has been dominated by the war in Ukraine and its implications for the global economy and supply chains. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess spoke to our Business Editor Kate Moody on the sidelines of the event. He warned that a "long-lasting" war in Ukraine would be "really negative, mostly for Europe".
30 May 2022
The German car giant has claimed its presence in Xinjiang has a positive impact despite reports of ongoing human rights abuses. VW is also facing accusations of using slave labor in Brazil under the former dictatorship.
23 Jul 2022
Diess will be succeeded in his role by Porsche boss Oliver Blume, according to the carmaker.
4 Sep 2022
Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has begun his dual role as the head of Volkswagen. Blume is taking over at a sensitive time for the German carmaker, as it tries to pull off a shift to electric vehicles.
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We look at press reaction in the UK as Rupert Murdoch hands over the reigns to his media empire. In other news: the French media have varying takes on the pope's visit to Marseille. Also, a landmark decision in Brazil sets an important precedent for indigenous rights in the country. Finally, 90 South African schoolchildren are sent to hospital after eating cannabis-infused muffins.
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Aung San Suu Kyi is, for many, the face of the democracy movement in Myanmar. But some are looking beyond the civilian leader.
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Citing declining inflation and a strong rebound in economic activity, Ghana's central bank on Monday (September 25) held its interest rate at 30%.
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EU chief Ursula von der Leyen and Italy's premier Giorgia Meloni have visited a migrant center on Italy's southernmost island after a surge in the number of migrants arriving there.
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German police say 26 officers were among those injured after violence on the sidelines of an Eritrean event in Stuttgart. Tensions run deep within the diaspora over the eastern African nation's polarized politics.