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  • Related Stories Employee meetings with CEO aim to soften VW's image HAMBURG, Germany -- Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the automaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said. Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller, whose contract runs through 2020, has been with the group for nearly 40 years, including senior roles at Audi and Porsche. Poetsch said in comments to Reuters that the supervisory board would deal with the question of who will succeed Mueller "in due course." "Of course we are open as far as the outcome is concerned," he said in reference to the possibility of a candidate from outside the VW ranks or a woman to succeed Mueller.

    Volkswagen chairman won’t rule out outsider as next CEO

    Related Stories Employee meetings with CEO aim to soften VW's image HAMBURG, Germany -- Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the automaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said. Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller, whose contract runs through 2020, has been with the group for nearly 40 years, including senior roles at Audi and Porsche. Poetsch said in comments to Reuters that the supervisory board would deal with the question of who will succeed Mueller "in due course." "Of course we are open as far as the outcome is concerned," he said in reference to the possibility of a candidate from outside the VW ranks or a woman to succeed Mueller.
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  • Related Stories Employee meetings with CEO aim to soften VW's image HAMBURG, Germany -- Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the automaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said. Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller, whose contract runs through 2020, has been with the group for nearly 40 years, including senior roles at Audi and Porsche. Poetsch said in comments to Reuters that the supervisory board would deal with the question of who will succeed Mueller "in due course." "Of course we are open as far as the outcome is concerned," he said in reference to the possibility of a candidate from outside the VW ranks or a woman to succeed Mueller.

    Volkswagen chairman won’t rule out outsider as next CEO

    Related Stories Employee meetings with CEO aim to soften VW's image HAMBURG, Germany -- Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the automaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said. Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller, whose contract runs through 2020, has been with the group for nearly 40 years, including senior roles at Audi and Porsche. Poetsch said in comments to Reuters that the supervisory board would deal with the question of who will succeed Mueller "in due course." "Of course we are open as far as the outcome is concerned," he said in reference to the possibility of a candidate from outside the VW ranks or a woman to succeed Mueller.
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  • Related Stories Employee meetings with CEO aim to soften VW's image HAMBURG, Germany -- Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the automaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said. Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller, whose contract runs through 2020, has been with the group for nearly 40 years, including senior roles at Audi and Porsche. Poetsch said in comments to Reuters that the supervisory board would deal with the question of who will succeed Mueller "in due course." "Of course we are open as far as the outcome is concerned," he said in reference to the possibility of a candidate from outside the VW ranks or a woman to succeed Mueller.

    Volkswagen chairman won’t rule out outsider as next CEO

    Related Stories Employee meetings with CEO aim to soften VW's image HAMBURG, Germany -- Volkswagen's supervisory board does not rule out doing away with a custom under which the automaker's top executive must be a company veteran, Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said. Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller, whose contract runs through 2020, has been with the group for nearly 40 years, including senior roles at Audi and Porsche. Poetsch said in comments to Reuters that the supervisory board would deal with the question of who will succeed Mueller "in due course." "Of course we are open as far as the outcome is concerned," he said in reference to the possibility of a candidate from outside the VW ranks or a woman to succeed Mueller.
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  • Apparently drivers can inadvertently launch North Korean missiles. Just kidding. There has been a global recall along similar lines earlier, its not clear if this is part of the same recall or a separate issue

    Volkswagen & China partner to recall 1.8 million vehicles – fuel pump issue

    Apparently drivers can inadvertently launch North Korean missiles. Just kidding. There has been a global recall along similar lines earlier, its not clear if this is part of the same recall or a separate issue
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  • Volkswagen of America Inc. is recalling 280,915 CCs and Passats because a fuel pump failure could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall, filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covers 2009-16 Volkswagen CC sedans and 2006-10 Passat sedans and wagons. An interruption in power to the fuel pump control module can result in fuel pump failure and lead to an engine stall. The condition also could cause the fuel pump to run continuously, draining the battery and making the car unable to start. No accidents or injuries related to the recall have been reported, said a Volkswagen spokesman. Volkswagen will inform owners of the recall on Oct. 13, and the owners will receive a second notice when parts to perform the recall repairs become available. ​

    Volkswagen recalls 280,915 vehicles for potential fuel pump failure

    Volkswagen of America Inc. is recalling 280,915 CCs and Passats because a fuel pump failure could cause the engine to stall, increasing the risk of a crash. The recall, filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, covers 2009-16 Volkswagen CC sedans and 2006-10 Passat sedans and wagons. An interruption in power to the fuel pump control module can result in fuel pump failure and lead to an engine stall. The condition also could cause the fuel pump to run continuously, draining the battery and making the car unable to start. No accidents or injuries related to the recall have been reported, said a Volkswagen spokesman. Volkswagen will inform owners of the recall on Oct. 13, and the owners will receive a second notice when parts to perform the recall repairs become available. ​
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  • German auto manufacturers just can't get out of the hot seat when it comes to diesel-related scandals. When one door closes, another more incriminating one opens and implicates them in some way. According to Reuters, it has recently come to light that a senior quality manager at Volkswagen had reported the systematic cheating on U.S. emissions tests to the ex-Volkswagen CEO months before the public found out about the fraud.It was July 27th, 2015 when former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn was allegedly made aware of emission test cheating vehicles being sold in the United States. A now former senior quality manager had reached out to the CEO to let him know of the issue, and it wasn't until late August that the board itself had been made aware of the allegations. The entire purpose of the conversation with the CEO was to talk about possible issues with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulatory bodies.In September 2015, the story finally ..

    Volkswagen CEO Reportedly Knew of Diesel Cheating Months Before it Became Public

    German auto manufacturers just can't get out of the hot seat when it comes to diesel-related scandals. When one door closes, another more incriminating one opens and implicates them in some way. According to Reuters, it has recently come to light that a senior quality manager at Volkswagen had reported the systematic cheating on U.S. emissions tests to the ex-Volkswagen CEO months before the public found out about the fraud.It was July 27th, 2015 when former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn was allegedly made aware of emission test cheating vehicles being sold in the United States. A now former senior quality manager had reached out to the CEO to let him know of the issue, and it wasn't until late August that the board itself had been made aware of the allegations. The entire purpose of the conversation with the CEO was to talk about possible issues with the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and other regulatory bodies.In September 2015, the story finally ..
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  • Volkswagen has been hyping a compact crossover slotted beneath the Tiguan since we saw the T-Roc concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014. Today, the production T-Roc made its official debut, according to Express, in preparation for its arrival in showrooms later this year.The VW T-Roc promises to be quite competitive against formidable rivals like the Mazda CX-3, Kia Soul, and Jeep Renegade. Last we heard, the T-Roc is confirmed to come to the U.S. at some point—but we don’t know exactly when. We also might see it packing a different name. In any case, it will likely sell like crazy when it comes over here, as compact crossovers are one of the fastest-growing automotive segments in the country. It has a sharp design that's reminiscent of an Audi, especially from behind. However, the aesthetic of the T-Roc is more fun and quirky than any Audi and most Volkswagens, due to optional roof and coordinating interior colors when you opt for the Style trim. (The other trims are the base ..

    Volkswagen T-Roc Compact Crossover Unveiled in Production Form

    Volkswagen has been hyping a compact crossover slotted beneath the Tiguan since we saw the T-Roc concept at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014. Today, the production T-Roc made its official debut, according to Express, in preparation for its arrival in showrooms later this year.The VW T-Roc promises to be quite competitive against formidable rivals like the Mazda CX-3, Kia Soul, and Jeep Renegade. Last we heard, the T-Roc is confirmed to come to the U.S. at some point—but we don’t know exactly when. We also might see it packing a different name. In any case, it will likely sell like crazy when it comes over here, as compact crossovers are one of the fastest-growing automotive segments in the country. It has a sharp design that's reminiscent of an Audi, especially from behind. However, the aesthetic of the T-Roc is more fun and quirky than any Audi and most Volkswagens, due to optional roof and coordinating interior colors when you opt for the Style trim. (The other trims are the base ..
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  • While Formula One owner Liberty Media fights a battle to cut down costs in the sport, others are pressuring them to speed up the process. Teams like Force India and Toro Rosso have made their point clear that something needs to be done in order to narrow the gap between them and high-budget crews such as Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz, whether it be standardizing parts or introducing a budget cap. While this inside turmoil has been brewing, outside speculation from the likes of Volkswagen have criticized the outrageous costs of the sport, claiming it is on a "dangerous path" in terms of expenses and spectatorship.VW Group Motorsport Director Bernhard Gobemeier explained to Motorsport.comthat F1 is simply too costly to participate in. As a result, Volkswagen brands like Audi and Porsche have been drawn to the all-electric Formula E series. "Formula 1 is on a dangerous path. It is expensive. Most of the teams, apart from the big four, have financial problems. And tracks cannot pay what they..

    Volkswagen Says Formula One Is ‘On a Dangerous Path’

    While Formula One owner Liberty Media fights a battle to cut down costs in the sport, others are pressuring them to speed up the process. Teams like Force India and Toro Rosso have made their point clear that something needs to be done in order to narrow the gap between them and high-budget crews such as Ferrari and Mercedes-Benz, whether it be standardizing parts or introducing a budget cap. While this inside turmoil has been brewing, outside speculation from the likes of Volkswagen have criticized the outrageous costs of the sport, claiming it is on a "dangerous path" in terms of expenses and spectatorship.VW Group Motorsport Director Bernhard Gobemeier explained to Motorsport.comthat F1 is simply too costly to participate in. As a result, Volkswagen brands like Audi and Porsche have been drawn to the all-electric Formula E series. "Formula 1 is on a dangerous path. It is expensive. Most of the teams, apart from the big four, have financial problems. And tracks cannot pay what they..
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  • Volkswagen has been on an EV kick lately. They have recognized Tesla as a huge competitor for future markets and are working around the clock to develop a successor to their gasoline-powered lineup. Fortunately, they're already on the ball and have confirmed four EVs to be released within the early 2020s. At Pebble Beach today, Volkswagen confirmed the green-lighting of the fifth model to be included in the I.D. family - the Buzz.We've come a long way from the original design of the bus, which Volkswagen marketed as the station wagon. Families and businesses alike used the early models for their every day needs, as it was not only a family "wagon", but also came in windowless and pickup-like variants. Hippies loved it in the '70s and today, it is an icon of the past. Now, instead of a rear-mounted air cooled gasoline engine, two electric motors and a big battery will take its place and a bit more of a modern take is bestowed upon a classic design.The decision to build ..

    Volkswagen Confirms it Will Build the I.D. Buzz in 2022

    Volkswagen has been on an EV kick lately. They have recognized Tesla as a huge competitor for future markets and are working around the clock to develop a successor to their gasoline-powered lineup. Fortunately, they're already on the ball and have confirmed four EVs to be released within the early 2020s. At Pebble Beach today, Volkswagen confirmed the green-lighting of the fifth model to be included in the I.D. family - the Buzz.We've come a long way from the original design of the bus, which Volkswagen marketed as the station wagon. Families and businesses alike used the early models for their every day needs, as it was not only a family "wagon", but also came in windowless and pickup-like variants. Hippies loved it in the '70s and today, it is an icon of the past. Now, instead of a rear-mounted air cooled gasoline engine, two electric motors and a big battery will take its place and a bit more of a modern take is bestowed upon a classic design.The decision to build ..
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  • California may reopen discussions on its greenhouse gas limits for cars and trucks for 2025, so long as automakers and the Trump administration embrace significantly tougher targets the state is seeking for later years. Automakers have "a whole laundry list of things they've asked for" to ease the state's standards leading up to 2025, and California is willing to at least discuss reviving talks, Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said in an interview Friday with Bloomberg News in New York. Michael Catanzaro, a White House special assistant, called her recently to get conversations with the administration started, Nichols said. "The price of getting us to the table is talking about post-2025," she said. "California remains convinced that there was no need to initiate this new review of the review and that the technical work was fully adequate to justify going ahead with the existing program, but we're willing to talk about specific areas if ther..

    California sets demands for emissions talks with automakers, White House

    California may reopen discussions on its greenhouse gas limits for cars and trucks for 2025, so long as automakers and the Trump administration embrace significantly tougher targets the state is seeking for later years. Automakers have "a whole laundry list of things they've asked for" to ease the state's standards leading up to 2025, and California is willing to at least discuss reviving talks, Mary Nichols, chair of the California Air Resources Board, said in an interview Friday with Bloomberg News in New York. Michael Catanzaro, a White House special assistant, called her recently to get conversations with the administration started, Nichols said. "The price of getting us to the table is talking about post-2025," she said. "California remains convinced that there was no need to initiate this new review of the review and that the technical work was fully adequate to justify going ahead with the existing program, but we're willing to talk about specific areas if ther..
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