Three current and former executives are accused of improperly influencing the car company’s share price,
Martin Winterkorn resigned soon after the scandal became public in 2015.
Attention all schadenfreude enthusiasts, it's time to take a look back and see who really shined in this year's public relations blunders, bloopers and boners (trademark pending).
Some observers feel the Soylent Green admission should come as no surprise. "Auto makers have been skirting the regulations for years," says Klaus Brinkbäumer, editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel magazine. "Besides, Volkswagen literally means 'People's Car.' So..." he said with a shrug.
BERLIN, Sept 28 (Reuters) - German prosecutors launched an investigation on Monday into fraud allegations against former
Driving enjoyment = Fahrvergnügen. Or does it? When companies get in hot water, it's an instant news hook for the media and public conversations. If you're out to make a difference on a global scale, watch for companies making headlines to infuse your sound bites, stories and stats to influence stories we all share.
That could buy 3,139 new VW Passats.
"If VW gets its reputation back, it will be clawing up the side of a very high mountain."
Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has resigned from the company. The move comes amid a massive scandal for the car-making
The automaker has made it that much harder for any company to convince people that it supports sustainability.
Culture & Arts
Although BP's connection to the arts was tenuous at best, the Volkswagen Group has had an affinity for design and image-making