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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:26 pm

Via GCR:
California should approve VW 'Electrify America' plan for electric-car charging: CARB analysis
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1107193_california-should-approve-vw-electrify-america-plan-for-electric-car-charging-carb-analysis

Direct link to the 24 page CARB analysis here: https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/vw_info/vsi/vw-zevinvest/documents/staff_analysis_072117.pdf
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:54 pm

Via GCC:
California ARB approves $200M VW zero-emission vehicle investment in California; first phase of $800M investment
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/07/20170728-vwarb.html
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:50 pm

Via GCR:
VW exec to plead guilty to diesel cheating charges after jail, house arrest
http://www.greencarreports.com/news/111 ... use-arrest

. . . Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt is expected to plead guilty to charges surrounding the diesel-cheating scandal at a U.S. district court in Michigan, according to The Detroit News. Schmidt was Volkswagen's top emissions compliance manager for the automaker from 2012 to 2015 and is charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, violating the Clean Air Act, and aiding and abetting wire fraud. The former executive will reportedly plead guilty to at least some of the charges at his hearing at 9:30 a.m. this morning, though it's unclear which.

Schmidt, a German national, was denied a pretrial bond release and had been ordered to stay at home in Rochester, Michigan, wear a GPS tracker, and surrender his passport after his arrest and months of jail time.
He was arrested in January 2017 after attempting to return to Germany after a vacation in Florida. . . .

Since his arrest, five other Volkswagen executives have been indicted: Heinz-Jakob Neusser, Jens Hadler, Richard Dorenkamp, Bernd Gottweis, and Jürgen Pete. They are not expected to face trial in the U.S., since Germany does not customarily extradite its citizens. They will, however, effectively be prevented from traveling to the U.S. on business, as they would face arrest once they were in the country. . . .
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:01 pm

Follow-on to my post re Oliver Schmidt, via the NYT:
. . . Under a revision of the charges, he pleaded guilty to two counts: conspiracy to defraud the federal government and violating the Clean Air Act. A third charge of aiding and abetting wire fraud was rolled into the conspiracy charge.

Mr. Schmidt admitted conspiring with other Volkswagen employees to mislead and defraud the United States in 2015 by failing to disclose that thousands of diesel cars were rigged to evade detection of excess emissions levels. He also admitted filing fraudulent emissions reports to regulators.

Mr. Schmidt faces maximum penalties of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the conspiracy charge, and two years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the environmental charge. He is to be sentenced on Dec. 6.

There was no discussion at the hearing of his potential role as a witness in other federal cases. . . .
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/business/volkswagen-diesel-oliver-schmidt.html
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Mon Aug 07, 2017 2:30 pm

The chips (perps) are starting to fall.
Reddy
2011 SL; 9 bar, 46.44 AHr; 40,067 mi; rcv'd Aug 18, 2011
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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:56 am

https://www.google.com/amp/www.teslarat ... plant/amp/

At least
Rivian is getting funding from the VW cheat

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Re: Volkswagen Group Massive Emissions Fraud Scheme

Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:29 pm

Via IEVS, long article referncing Der Spiegel article on collusion between German manufacturers on a variety of issues:
While German Automakers Colluded, Tesla Pursued Clean Energy
http://insideevs.com/german-automakers- ... an-energy/
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