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The Volkswagen Scandal

Aug 2, 2017

In mid-2015, Volkswagen proudly reached its goal of surpassing Toyota as the world’s largest automaker. A few months later, the EPA disclosed that Volkswagen had installed software in 11 million cars that deceived emissions-testing mechanisms.

By early 2017, VW had settled with American regulators and car owners for $20 billion, with additional lawsuits still looming. In Faster, Higher, Farther, Jack Ewing rips the lid off the conspiracy.

Vermont AG T.J. Donovan (left) announces VW settlement with House Speaker Mitzi Johnson, ANR Commissioner Julie Moore and Assistant AG Robert McDougall
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Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Friday that the state has received one of its largest ever environmental settlements as he discussed Vermont’s share of a $157 million settlement with Volkswagen.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

  The fallout from the Volkswagen scandal is still unclear.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Paul Tonko tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock the outrage over the emissions fraud is justified.

 Volkswagen has lost consumers’ trust around the globe.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont representative Peter Welch tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock what he learned about the emissions scandal during a recent hearing.

Volkswagen

At Volkswagen, damage control is in full swing after it was revealed the automaker had, for seven years, equipped its vehicles with software capable of fooling emission tests.

On this edition of Vox Pop, Gordon Fricke of Barber & Fricke Automotive returns to answer your burning, leaking, and squeaking car questions. WAMC's Ray Graf hosts.