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Report: Former Volkswagen CEO, Martin Winterkorn, being criminally investigated

Things are not boding well for Volkswagen Group’s former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, despite officially announcing denial of involvement with not being aware of Volkswagen’s major “Dieselgate” situation and resigning. However, despite his statement, this hasn’t stopped German officials from opening a criminal investigation into Winterkorn’s involvement into the matter, leading to the tainting of 11 million […]

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Volkswagen Group’s new CEO is Porsche’s former boss, Matthias Muller

Last Friday, Volkswagen AG held a major and important board meeting specifically to discuss the fate of Volkswagen’s upper management, following the resignation of their former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, following the controversial “dieselgate” situation. Taking his place officially as a result of this board meeting is now former Porsche AG’s boss, Matthias Muller. His contract agreement […]

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Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn becomes first victim in “Dieselgate,” resigns from position

Oh man, things for Volkswagen just aren’t going very well as the diesel emissions scandal seems to be growing and growing in its intricacies and how deeply rooted the issue is. If you’re Internet and access to digital mediums have been broken, Volkswagen’s been in the headlines recently after allegedly cheating on its emissions tests […]

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Report: Things at Volkswagen AG aren’t as pretty as you think

Volkswagen’s empire seems to be doing things well as their new cars can be seen in great numbers, providing transportation to hundreds of thousands of people. And the same goes for their luxury partner from Ingolstadt, Audi. However, if you start doing some research on Audi’s or Volkswagen’s sales figures, you’ll actually be surprised to see that […]

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2012 Geneva: Volkswagen CEO checks out, analyses the new Ferrari F12 Berlinetta

It’s not an unusual sight to see CEOs of some of the world’s most popular automakers walking around the auto show floor on press days. However, it’s interesting when you see a CEO of one automaker walk over to the stand of another automaker and closely examine their vehicles. Check out our post on the Ferrari […]

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Volkswagen to increase headcount, mainly in electric mobility area

Volkswagen is on its way to a hiring spree. The company is expected to increase its headcount as it aims to become the world’s largest automaker with annual vehicles sales of 10 million, said CEO Martin Winterkorn. “We’re assuming that 500,000 employees will work for us company-wide long-term. In addition, our suppliers and dealerships each […]

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General Motors fires at Volkswagen for fanning speculation about Opel sale

Opel is a 139-year-old German company that has been making cars for more than a century. GM has owned Opel since 1929. However, since 1999, GM has has lost $14.5 billon in Europe, most of it due to Opel. Nonetheless, when someone talks bad about family, it’s not that pleasing. GM said that Volkswagen AG […]

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Volkswagen to build two new plants in China

Volkswagen Group yesterday was given the final approval for two build two additional plants in China, continuing its long-term growth strategy in the world’s largest market for passenger cars. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft, today signed appropriate declarations together with the Presidents of the Chinese partner organizations. The […]

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Winterkorn to head Volkswagen through 2016

Dr. Martin Winterkorn became CEO and Chairman of the Volkswagen Management Board on Jan. 1, 2007. While is contract was supposed to expire on Dec. 31, 2010, the Supervisory Board of Volkswagen AG (which stands for Aktiengesellschaft), extended the contract unanimously by five years. That means Winterkorn will stay at the helm of Europe’s largest […]

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Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn says beating Toyota will be hard

Volkswagen AG has made it very clear that it”s goal is to overtake Toyota as the world”s leading automaker by decade”s end, and to help effectuate the process and make sure that happens, CEO Martin Winterkorn says that he wants to stay in his role after his contract expires. Winterkorn acknowledges that the aforementioned goal […]

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