Volkswagen CEO sees ‘A Lot to Lose’ in potential U.S., EU tariffs
24 January 2019 | 2:41 pm
Herbert Diess, chief executive officer at Volkswagen, discusses the potential impact of auto tariffs, joining forces on vans with Ford Motor Co., and expectations for industry consolidation.
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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After the military burned down their village, one community describe their efforts to survive in a diplaced person's camp on the fringes of the jungle in the Sagaing region.
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A German man was killed in a suspected terror attack in central Paris on Saturday. The German investigation will coincide with a probe by French anti-terror prosecutors.
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Singer-songwriter India Naia is of German-Algerian heritage and spent some of her childhood in France before moving to Florida, where she grew up listening to the "crème de la crème" of hip-hop and R'n'B. Several years ago she moved to Paris, where she began writing music. She popped by Arts 24 to tell Marjorie Hache about her debut EP "Globe".
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With COVID-19 infection rates rising, Germany's health minister has encouraged vulnerable individuals to take advantage of newly-adapted vaccinations.
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Even though streaming is reducing the number of people watching films via DVD or CD, movie piracy continues to be a huge problem for the Nigerian movie industry. According to the World Bank, for every legitimate copy of a Nigerian film sold, nine others are pirated. This business is particularly lucrative for young people. But who are these movie pirates and how does the industry reacts to them?
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