DETROIT (AP) — Federal prosecutors on Tuesday expanded a criminal investigation of the auto industry by charging a Fiat Chrysler engineer with rigging pollution tests on more than 100,000 diesel...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire has received $31 million as part of the settlement from the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
The Concord Monitor reports the state is using $4.6 million from the settlement to increase the amount of charging stations for electric cars.
The state has few public charging stations, and the ones that exist are mostly Tesla-only stations along Interstates 93 and 95.
CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois will use the $108 million it got from the government's Volkswagen emissions scandal settlement to improve air quality, mostly by replacing old diesel engines with more environmentally friendly options.
Volkswagen pleaded guilty Friday to three criminal counts for a scheme to get around U.S. pollution rules. If a federal judge agrees to the Justice Department's sentencing recommendation, the scandal will end up costing the company more than $20 billion in the U.S. alone, not counting lost sales and brand value.
BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel says she only found out about Volkswagen's use of software to cheat on emissions through the media.
Appearing as a witness Wednesday before a German parliamentary panel on the Volkswagen emissions scandal, German news agency dpa says Merkel said she was only aware of the cheating when it emerged in the United States in September 2015.