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Udo Rügheimer - Audi
Audi intends to reduce overall emissions, especially in urban areas. We are convinced that this program will counteract possible bans on vehicles with diesel engines. We aim to maintain the future viability of diesel engines for our customers and to make a contribution towards improving air
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Jul 21 2017
“There are definitely people who are longing for the old centralistic leadership. I don't know whether you can imagine how difficult it is to change their mindset. The only question is how long will it take? Of course we will at some point need many such factories (to mass produce battery cells) around the world. But if energy costs in Germany are what they are, then they (factories) will not be based in Germany.” said Matthias Mueller speaking about Volkswagen scandal. It’s one of the 486 quotes about Volkswagen scandal you can find on this page. 251 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Herbert Diess and Hinrich Woebcken. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Alexander Dobrindt

We want emissions to fall across Germany. The goal is to agree effective measures to reduce the emission of pollutants from diesel

Martin Hofmann - Volkswagen

Artificial intelligence is the key to the digital future of the Volkswagen Group. We want to develop and deploy high-performance AI systems ourselves. This is why we are expanding our expert knowledge required. Cooperation with NVIDIA will be a major step in this

Karlheinz Blessing

Whoever comes later has missed an opportunity. I believe we will achieve our targets on staff reduction sooner than

Karlheinz Blessing

We have enough instruments to carry out the reduction in staff in a socially acceptable

Julia Poliscanova

Governments should require carmakers to recall and fix these dirty diesels. It would prevent tens of thousands of premature deaths every year in Europe and beyond. Only three months from the new rules and almost two years after Dieselgate exposed widespread cheating on diesel emissions, regulators continue to approve vehicles that are up to 12 times more polluting than the legal limit. This demonstrates the corrupt system where the purse of carmakers rules over public

Mike Hawes

What has been proven by official UK government emissions tests is that new cars meet legal requirements. A new, official and robust emissions test will be in place this September, with cars tested on the road for the first time, meaning industry is meeting the toughest standards in the world. Industry is committed to improving air quality across our towns and cities, and we look forward to working with government to encourage the uptake of the latest, low-emission vehicles, regardless of fuel

Nick Molden

These high-emitting vehicles will leave a long legacy and a dilemma for the proposed clean air zones: how can you change on the basis of Euro standards if there is such a wild divergence in performance?feedback

Marco Rogert

In future the injured parties may have justified hope that they will be able to enforce their claims in only one

Scott Aaronson

If this were an application where D-Wave were actually faster, then it would be the first time we'd ever seen that. It would be particularly astonishing that this milestone should happen first for a Volkswagen application

Christine Haas

When you have done it yourself, then you have a much deeper understanding of the

Reinhard Stolle - BMW

A large part of the data center has to be on premises. The amount is so huge it doesn't work in the

Reinhard Stolle - BMW

The processing power needed to deal with all this data is orders of magnitude larger than what we are used to. The traditional control engineering techniques are just not able to handle the complexity

Ken Melville

We're looking for Volkswagen levels of quality here, they've got excellent

Robert Fico

Why should a company making one of highest quality and most luxurious cars with a high labour productivity pay its Slovak workers half or one third of the amount it pays to the same workers in western Europe?feedback

Damon Parker - Harcus Sinclair

It has been over 18 months since the scandal was exposed and UK consumers have waited in vain for Volkswagen to acknowledge and respond to their complaints

Damon Parker - Harcus Sinclair

Our partnership underscores the co-operative approach that we are adopting with law firms and entities in different jurisdictions. Our clients' goal is to do all that they can to support other law firms and organisations across Europe to ensure VW is held to

Guido van Woerkom

Since its establishment in 2015, the Foundation has tried to reach a reasonable settlement with VW on behalf of aggrieved car owners, so far without any success. We now see no other solution than to mobilise all affected car owners to force Volkswagen, Bosch and car traders to accept their responsibility and offer a reasonable

Rupert Stadler - Audi

The diesel crisis has consumed and is still consuming resources. I am still convinced that we have initiated the right strategic

David Uhlmann

Congress can and should rely on the Justice Department and regulatory agencies to ensure that companies who commit regulatory violations make appropriate payments to remedy the harm they have

Eric Schaeffer

You're killing something that's worked really well – which is getting violators who've broken the law, in some cases in a criminal way, to agree to fund projects to make the air or water cleaner. What's wrong with that?feedback

Jeff Sessions

It has come to my attention that certain previous settlement agreements involving the department included payments to various nongovernmental, third-party organizations as a condition of settlement with the United States. These third-party organizations were neither victims nor parties to the lawsuits. The department will no longer engage in this

Eric Schaeffer

The goals of any settlement are, first and foremost, to compensate victims, redress harm, or punish and deter unlawful

Jim Holder - Autocar

There is no clear government strategy on diesels. There has been a wave of negative headlines around the fuel but at the same time the taxation system continues to incentivise them. These mixed messages do nothing for consumer confidence, nor does the blanket reference to all diesels being dirty. There have been significant steps in reducing emissions, particularly with the latest Euro 6 regulation compliant units that are on sale now. Consumers have no clear indication of the financial or environmental impact of their decision. That is bad for both legislators and car

Jim Holder - Autocar

T here is no clear government strategy on diesels: There has been a wave of negative headlines around the fuel but at the same time the taxation system continues to incentivise them. These mixed messages do nothing for consumer confidence, nor does the blanket reference to all diesels being dirty. Consumers have no clear indication of the financial or environmental impact of their decision. That is bad for both legislators and car

Chris Cardona

Above all, the objective is building trust and credibility again in the European type-approval

Steve Berman

GM sold its Duramax line as a powerful diesel that magically emitted lesser amounts of harmful NOx pollutants. But as our firm's testing revealed, GM could not accomplish what it promised consumers. Instead, it used complex devices to mask its vehicles' output of emissions, cheating emissions test, cheating purchasers, and putting all of us at risk of increased respiratory

George Galliers

If FCA is needed to make a significant payment, we believe all options will be checked

George Galliers

Should this be the case, we estimate an overall expense per vehicle of not more than around $100, i.e. around $10 million in

Steve Berman

We have been systematically going through diesel cars made by all manufacturers (doing independent testing) since Volkswagen's scandal came out. That led us to Mercedes, that led us to FCA and now we're adding GM to the list of

Rudolf Hickel

I absolutely do not agree with this. I'm pretty sure that it won't be true. It is a nuisance that it is discussed in

Klaus Allofs

We will have to see where Volkswagen's aims lie. Is it simply about the existence of a football club in Wolfsburg or is it about challenging for the top of the league?feedback

Klaus Allofs

Volkswagen will still have to invest a great deal of money into the development in order to secure the group's future. This can also be transferred to the VfL. We want to continue to make meaningful decisions and invest in the

Brian Johnson

We'd only know that it's more serious if the E.P.A. steps

Steve Berman

We came to the conclusion that all manufacturers in Europe had cheated, and we began to ask, How could it be that the vehicles manufacturers are selling in the U.S. are clean?feedback

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

There are definitely people who are longing for the old centralistic leadership. I don't know whether you can imagine how difficult it is to change their mindset. The only question is how long will it take? Of course we will at some point need many such factories (to mass produce battery cells) around the world. But if energy costs in Germany are what they are, then they (factories) will not be based in

Christian Strenger

It's high time that promises for a blunt cleaning up through complete transparency by management bodies will materialize. Rejecting and delaying is all we have been hearing to

Rupert Stadler - Audi

Audi has failed to clear up the diesel scandal for the public and for shareholders in a transparent

Richard Corey - California Air Resources Board

Today's approval is another important step in efforts to repair the environmental harm caused by these

Ted Bundy

He would feign an injury and indicate he needed assistance or he would portray an authority figure such as a police officer. He thus persuaded the victim to voluntarily accompany him to his Volkswagen where he had secreted a crowbar near the rear of the

Rupert Stadler - Audi

We will continue until the job is done, with the tenacity that our company is well known

Ugo Taddei

The commission's action highlights that the Italian government tried to whitewash emissions cheating by Fiat Chrysler rather than protect the health of its citizens. The Italian case is particularly alarming but, unfortunately, this reluctance to deal with the problem of emissions controls strategies employed by car manufacturers is a pan-European

Elżbieta Bieńkowska

Car manufacturers have been treating emission tests laxly – some have even broken the law. The emissions scandal has shown that the responsibility to enforce the law and punish those who violate it can no longer be left solely to individual member states. While the European parliament and member states have recently made good progress on our proposal to overhaul the current system, it's high time that they reach a final agreement. Citizens' health and trust is at stake and we have no time to

Steve Bernstein

VW is rolling the dice and betting they will eventually get relief through the

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

I see this as an opportunity. The work of the monitor can and will contribute to bringing risk management, compliance and integrity within the group to new

Hans Dieter Poetsch - Volkswagen

I'm aware that some of you wish for greater transparency. Often the publishing of a full report is demanded. To be clear: there is no written final report from Jones Day, nor will there be. I ask for your understanding that for legal reasons Volkswagen is prevented from publishing any such

Gerd Kuhlmeyer

I am shocked and speechless, that was the case at the time and it still is

Hans-Christoph Hirt

That's the only way to regain lost trust with investors and to win back customers. Only then, it can be found out whether the company is drawing the right

Christian Strenger

Your reference to the statement of facts agreed in the U.S. is completely insufficient and almost insulting to all those who are interested in complete clarification of

Billy Porter

She wrapped me in her arms. She gave me some tough love. And she empowered me: 'You are enough. F– them. She also gave me a Volkswagen Bug to drive when I moved to L.A., and I drove it for 16 years, just FYI! However, since the beginning of time, artists are the folks who engage critical thinking and encourage those who think they are powerless to question the status quo; speak truth to power; change hearts and minds. The days of 'shut up and sing' are over. We must stay vigilantly visible. We must stay engaged. We must tell our stories. And GLAAD encourages us to do just

Hans-Christoph Hirt

Our recommendation to vote against the discharge of the management and supervisory boards rests on VW's unsatisfactory progress in uncovering the corporate governance and culture problems which contributed to the emissions scandal. We think VW has failed to systematically address those

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

Anything Tesla can do, we can surpass. We are confident that in this new world we will become a market leader. [Tesla] is a competitor we take seriously. Tesla comes from a high-priced segment, however they are moving down. It's our ambition, with our new architecture, to stop them there, to rein them

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

The entire electric fleet, is to be profitable from the very

Dan Carder

We never set out to get crosswise with anyone. We were just kind of doing our

Alberto Ayala - California Air Resources Board

They wasted our time. It had a very significant, very real impact on us

Bernd Gottweis - Volkswagen

A thorough explanation for the dramatic increase in NOx emissions cannot be given to the authorities. It can be assumed that the authorities will then investigate the VW systems to determine whether Volkswagen implemented a test detection system in the engine control unit software (so-called defeat device).feedback

David Massey

At its core, the government's case against Mr. Schmidt is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of what happened on two occasions when Mr. Schmidt spoke to regulators in August

Alberto Ayala - California Air Resources Board

For every answer we got, we generated a couple more questions. That was the first time I heard the words 'defeat device'. It explained it

Arno Antlitz - Volkswagen

We have been growing (sales) again in the U.S., South America and also in Russia since the start of the year. We expect this positive development to continue over the course of the

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

The substantial restructuring programs are bearing early fruits. What's now crucially important is for us to continue along this path and work through our tasks

Arno Antlitz - Volkswagen

We will critically review these financial targets and increase the guidance if necessary, as soon as we believe that what has been achieved is lastingly

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

Our efforts to improve efficiency and productivity across all areas of the company are also paying off. The healthy quarterly figures strengthen our resolve to continue our chosen

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

Our efforts to improve efficiency and productivity are paying off. We are encouraged by today's strong results. They strengthen our resolve to continue our chosen path with Together – Strategy

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

We are now really trying to think out of the box and find solutions that can be helpful at least in this transition period of 10 to 20 years. This is a system-relevant company and it's my task to ensure that this will continue to be the case. I will do nothing that disregards legal framework conditions and jeopardizes the

Louise Ellman

It is our view that the refusal of VW to provide UK customers who were deceived by the company with compensation is deeply unfair, especially given the generous compensation being paid to US customers. Clearly a 29-page document does not contain all the findings of such an extensive investigation… Nor does it shed much light on the situation in

Louise Ellman

How do you reconcile the claims that VW is attempting to become more transparent and open with its refusal to publish the full Jones Day findings?feedback

James Chao - IHS Automotive

All automakers in China are still trying to understand the implications of the more stringent fuel efficiency regulations and whether to increase production of qualifying NEVs or purchase NEV credits from other automakers, including their

Mark Fields - Ford Motor Company

We're not holding back anything. The requirements whether they get changed or adjusted or whatever, the bottom line is clear that electrification is going to play a bigger and bigger role ... in China and other markets as

Jochem Heizmann

This will be a new cooperation on pure battery cars. Our challenging target is to come, already next year in 2018, to the market with the first car. You have to achieve cars which are competitive. We will be fast. We will use their technology. We will put in some of our own technology and

Sergio Marchionne - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

On the Volkswagen issue, on the question if there are ongoing discussions, the answer is no. I have a lot of respect for Volkswagen and I think we are not in a position to discuss any alliance, the primary focus is (on) the execution of the plan. I don't think it's possible to talk about alliances. We have today (the) tech capability to do what it does. I wish them all the

John Elkann - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

I want to be clear about how seriously the succession process has been taken. We are working with Sergio in order to be able to identify someone who comes from inside the

Bob Lutz - General Motors

Their upside on pricing is limited. Everybody else sells electric vehicles at a loss. The puts a ceiling on your possible pricing. It's a constant cash drag. They're highly dependent on federal government and state incentives for money. They have capital raises all the time. Mercedes, BWM, Volkswagen, GM, Audi and Porsche are all coming out with 300-mile [range] electric

Lakshman Krishnamurthi

This will be just a short kind of hit. Volkswagen had the diesel problem, and their sales are fine. Toyota had a problem years ago, and nothing really happened to their

Hans Michel Piech

As a supervisory board member you can not quickly inform a family member what to do. You can talk to an employed supervisor in a completely different

Jochem Heizmann

We are impressed by Mobvoi's innovative approach of AI technologies, and we are pleased to form this joint venture to explore the next generation of smart

Zhifei Li

We are very honored to form this strategic partnership with Volkswagen. Mobvoi will continue to develop the cutting edge AI technologies and look forward to bringing car owners the unparalleled user experience via this

Keith Taylor

UK Conservative MEPs were the biggest opponents of the dieselgate report and were responsible for watering down its findings, which excoriate their friends in the car

Julia Poliscanova

It is disappointing that MEPs have rejected the opportunity to make dieselgate history by establishing an independent agency. Nevertheless the parliament has strengthened the new powers for the European commission to spot check cars on the road and properly scrutinise national regulators. Overall this is a good package in response to the dieselgate scandal that has poisoned the air we all

Birthe Finkendey - Volkswagen Group

When certain conditions are met, such as I'm not driving faster than 130 km/h, the road has lane markings, and I am not performing any risky moves, – then I get an automatic prompt to switch to autopilot. A message tells me that the autopilot is ready, and I can activate it by pressing these two

Aria Etemad

I believe for the urban scenario you cannot rely on the vehicle and the vehicle sensors only. You have to be connected to your environment. That means in the future we may have many sensors at the intersection. Maybe laser scanners and so on, that are just understanding what is going on at this intersection, how many people are crossing the intersection and so on, pedestrians, for example. And then this information has to be shared with the vehicle, so the vehicle is seeing more than by its own sensors

Henrik Lind - Volvo Car

What we need is a vehicle that is able to understand the complete environment around us. We also need to understand the other vehicles around us, and their intentions. And not to forget, we'll also need to have the human-machine interaction well-implemented in the

Daniel Tidholm - Volvo Car

I want to change the right lane, so I double-press on the right

Arnaud de La Fortelle

The problem is that there's a contradiction between two objectives, the faster I go, the less confident I am. If I want to be really confident, I go very slowly, and that's not efficient. So how do we increase both at the same time. For that, we need not only a good system of communication, but also good

Daniel Tidholm - Volvo Car

The car has very good knowledge of the surrounding vehicles. It's always having a safe distance with the car ahead, it's always monitoring the traffic. So in many ways I feel safer, actually, than if I would drive myself. The sensors are monitoring that side, finding a good gap. And if a good gap is found, the car will switch on the indicator and perform the lane

Zhiyuan Yao

The more realistic a simulation is, the more problems there will be. But we're trying to take all these problems into consideration – in this way, we can solve them step by

Frederic Speidel - IG Metall

China is developing whole cities to develop only batteries. The battery will be 40% of the whole value of the car in the future world. Air pollution is dangerous. Dieselgate was the industry's Chernobyl and it has to do something. The classic internal combustion engine will sooner or later

Paul Willis

We have implemented the technical measures in more than 540,000 UK vehicles. The technical measures have been rigorously tested and the relevant authorities have confirmed that there is no adverse impact on the vehicles' MPG, CO2 emissions, engine output, maximum torque and noise

Paul Willis

He "dismissed entirely suggestions my evidence was intended to mislead or was 'short of the

Stefan Sommer - ZF Friedrichshafen

The last two years the automotive association in Germany lost a lot of credibility. That depends on what trade terms are

Peter Mosch - Audi

Our core factory need to be prepared further for the

Max Waecker - Audi

None of our colleagues must fall off the conveyer belt as we move into the

Louise Ellman

You stated in relation of VW's failure to publish the Jones Day report 'that all the facts are included in the statement of legal facts' published by the DoJ. We do not believe it credible that all the facts emerging from such an extensive investigation can be detailed in the statement of facts, a document which is 29 pages

Louise Ellman

Even if there is no separate Jones Day report (as you now seem to maintain), this can only be because VW revised its initial position and instructed Jones Day not to produce a

Sergio Marchionne - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

We are waiting with anticipation. There are 4-5 of us (automakers) at the worldwide level, if something needs to be done, it will be done. I haven't seen Mueller in 6-7 months, but I will go find him at the very first

Lutz Meschke - Porsche

To compensate for this decrease, we have no choice however to develop new business models in the digital world to be able to keep

Sean Cox

The allegations of fraud and conspiracy in this case are very, very serious. There is a serious risk that Mr. Schmidt will not appear in this

Matthias Jahn

That is a signal that 'We don't have any fear of big corporations – we're going

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

There is no contact at this time between me and [FCA CEO Sergio] Marchionne. It would be very helpful if Mr. Marchionne were to communicate his considerations to me too and not just to you. I am pretty confident about the future of Volkswagen, with or without

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

We are more open on that account than we used to be previously. It would be very helpful if Mr. Marchionne were to communicate his considerations to me too and not just to you. You can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to make 2017 an even better year than

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

2016 was not the supposed horror year for Volkswagen, which we had initially expected. We have achieved a great deal; in the operational business and with essential requirements for the future. Despite having a lot of work to do, Volkswagen is back on the right

Frank Schwope

They are partly down to the spending reduction measures already achieved, also because it has a strong model line up, and as customers seem able to forgive the mistakes, and have not punished the company for those

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

Over the past month we were not in contact. I wouldn't rule out that in the medium or long term we'll talk about anything,

Frank Witter - Group Board of Management

Nobody can be fully satisfied with a 4 percent margin by 2020 but we only put out numbers which we strongly believe we can deliver. Once we see us moving with the future and see results, hopefully as early as 2017, we are certainly more than happy to revisit our targets but not without deliverables in the interim and we certainly want to meet what we are

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

I am not ruling out a conversation. It would be very helpful if Mr Marchionne were to communicate his considerations to me too and not just to you. I am pretty confident about the future of Volkswagen, with or without Marchionne. We are not ready for talks about

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

You can rest assured that we will do everything in our power to make 2017 an even better year than

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

We are standing by our investment decisions and intend over the long term to play a significantly greater role there than

Manfred Doess - Volkswagen

Your honor, VW AG is pleading guilty to all three counts because it is guilty on all three

Jason Weinstein

I've never seen a company act more swiftly or aggressively to hold itself accountable for what it did

Stephanie Brinley - IHS Automotive

Among the long-term effects for VW is the financial costs, which are not yet fully

Hinrich Woebcken - Volkswagen

That was a pretty remarkable achievement. That shows the brand is more than a diesel

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

By offering the appropriate products we intend to achieve sustainable and profitable growth in very different parts of the

Guenter Butschek

This is in alignment with Tata Motors' efforts to make itself 'FutuReady' by embracing new technologies, fostering higher platform efficiency and offering solutions that connect with the aspirations of our

Angela Merkel

I only found out through media reports. Nothing that I didn't already know based on the information from the transport minister and the media. I don't have any explanation for

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

We are not ready for talks about anything. I haven't seen Marchionne for months. We have other

Christian Wigand - European Commission

Commissioner Jourova encouraged the authorities to use all means at their disposal to protect European

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

Our work is already paying off. We have put ourselves in an excellent starting position for

Sergio Marchionne - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

VW has the most to lose. He would say that ... Matthias is putting on a brave

Sergio Marchionne - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

I understand that they (GM) want to get out just to get rid of the problem, but you may have thrown out the baby with the

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

In the past Opel and PSA have been our accepted and well-respected competitors and they will be in the future as well. So we'll be excited to see how competition changes in that environment. Obviously we have our own homework to do and we're going to do that in a very single-minded way and therefore we are very positive about the

Jean-Philippe Imparato - Peugeot

Last year, we welcomed the Opel Astra's win, because they made a great car and I'm happy to see we'll continue the adventure together, it's

Hans Dieter Poetsch - Volkswagen

It is to be expected that there will yet be a whole string of (personnel)

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

It has no influence on our plans initially. We have our own ideas and thoughts and will thoroughly work with them. We took Opel and PSA seriously as competitors in the past. These were two brands and now they're under a single roof. I don't believe that a great deal will change

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

Well those legal burdens will be around for many years because there are also many plaintiffs, as you know, but what is important is that we have found a solution with the American authorities and with the European authorities as well

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

We are actually quite confident when it comes to the future despite this new reality (of a merger between PSA Group and General Motors' Opel).feedback

Ulrich Eichhorn - Volkswagen

The top sensors create a sensing 'curtain' around the vehicle. The lower ones scan further ahead and create a 25cm-high, flat-scan of the

Ulrich Eichhorn - Volkswagen

Then you tell it where to go and it takes you there. It then drives away and parks, perhaps recharging itself. It could even be programmed to go down to the supermarket and collect your shopping for

Paul Biedrzycki

Good emissions numbers translate to sales these days. If one does it, they all have to at least seriously consider

Steven Barrett

It ends up being about a one percent extra risk of dying early in a given year, per microgram per meter cubed of fine particles you're exposed to. Typically that means that someone who dies early from air pollution ends up dying about a decade early. It seems unlikely that Volkswagen is the only company with issues with excess

Karl von Rohr

Fluctuation is normal and within the usual boundaries and was even lower in January compared to the previous

Karl von Rohr

The rest will hopefully be largely dealt with by the end of the

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

As the figures show, Volkswagen is very solidly positioned in both operational and financial terms. This makes us optimistic about the

John Hayes

(We) will go to Berlin next month to meet the minister ... to request that we're provided the detailed technical information that will allow us then, if we chose to, to take further

Paul Willis

Out of 1.2 million technical measures which have to be applied, as of today, we have applied 470,000 and at the current rate we are applying these measures to 20,000 cars a

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

We as group management and I personally will continue to do everything, so that disputes are solved in a constructive way and Volkswagen will be protected from

Amnon Shashua - OrCam Technologies

The Volkswagen agreement is a turning point. [T]he agreement provides a framework for industry-wide cooperation between automobile manufacturers to jointly produce the map contents that are needed for autonomous

Arndt Ellinghorst - Evercore ISI

Neither of them (Bernard nor Diess) have been given the time to harvest the fruits of restructuring. To a large extent that has to do with

Maurizio Vitelli

There was no purposeful omission in having done that test only on a few of the vehicles, it was the inspectors' choice to add it or

Sergio Marchionne - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Bad rules are also applied in a different way in every country, creating the worst solution that could be

Avi Primor

I spoke with Mr Piech only concerning this university

Juergen Pieper - Metzler Bank

VW has been in turbulence for some time and Piech has no more

Berthold Huber - Volkswagen Group

I can swear in any court in the world that Piech did not talk to me about the

Berthold Huber - Volkswagen

The allegations are untrue. Had Dr Piech informed us, we may have been able to spare the company and its workforce from substantial harm. We now expect the management board to thoroughly evaluate whether steps need to be taken against

Julia Poliscanova

It's imperative that we break this cozy relationship between national testing authorities and their domestic carmakers. This problem is at the heart of

François Bausch

We have decided that, as there is a large probability that a defeat device was used, to launch a lawsuit against unknown

Alec Gutierrez - Kelley Blue Book

If prices go up, there has to be some sort of impact. This is a price-sensitive

Hinrich Woebcken - Volkswagen

With the court-approved two-litre TDI programme well under way and now this proposed three-litre TDI programme, all of our customers with affected vehicles in the US will have a resolution available to them. We will continue to work to earn back the trust of all our stakeholders and thank our customers and dealers for their continued patience as this process moves

Hinrich Woebcken - Volkswagen

All of our customers with affected vehicles in the United States will have a resolution available to

Volkmar Denner - Bosch

After carefully weighing up all the factors, we decided to reach a

Volkmar Denner - Bosch

We wish to devote our attention and our resources to the transition in mobility and in other areas of

Christopher Grundler

We will be prepared to brief him and his team on the work we did. We aim with our enforcement to make sure the cost of non-compliance is always much higher than the cost of complying with our

Christopher Grundler

We want to discourage manufacturers from simply designing to the

Christopher Grundler

Without a broad expectation of accountability, we know the inevitable result will be a race to the bottom -- to whatever level is the lack of EPA oversight will

Martin Winterkorn - Volkswagen

It's incomprehensible why I wasn't informed early and clearly. I would have prevented any type of deception or misleading of

Ségolène Royal

I have no reason to think that Renault cheated like

Ségolène Royal

A number of anomalies were noted on Renault vehicles. The controls performed far exceeded the permissible standards. This is also the case for other carmakers to a different extent. So there could be other

Michelle Krebs - Auto Trader Group

It's not identical to the Volkswagen situation, or at least it isn't yet. It's an inconclusive situation. There's still work going on. In the case of Volkswagen, it was deliberate cheating. They knew they were doing this. It's not clear at all that that's the situation

Stuart Pearson - Morgan Stanley & Co. International

Our base case is that the current violation notice is settled as a reporting violation of US$140 million, a very manageable figure for FCA. However, until the issue is settled, emissions uncertainty is likely to remain a significant overhang to the shares and break the stock's impressive recovery since Trump's

Loretta E. Lynch - Justice Department

The investigation is still open and it is ongoing. Volkswagen knew of these problems and when regulators expressed concern Volkswagen obfuscated, they denied, and they ultimately

Mary Nichols

Once again, a major automaker has made the business decision to skirt the rules and got caught. CARB and U.S. EPA made a commitment to enhanced testing as the Volkswagen case developed, and this is a result of that

Sergio Marchionne - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

(The vehicles) do not distinguish between test cycles and running a normal running operation, so the cases fundamentally different, and it is important for us to distinguish ourselves from the current state of the art in this

Neil Wilson - ETX Capital

It's no surprise that another big auto maker is implicated for this was always going to be much bigger than just Volkswagen ...Fines and costs could be crippling if Volkswagen's experience is anything to go by. One thing is now clear - this scandal goes well beyond VW and Fiat Chrysler's involvement raises the possibility that other big carmakers are

Annie Bersagel

What is most disturbing ... is the pattern of deception, both in developing and perfecting the defeat devices, as well as deliberately obstructing the subsequent

Loretta E. Lynch - Justice Department

Volkswagen's attempts to dodge emissions standards and import falsely certified vehicles into the country represent an egregious violation of our nation's environmental, consumer protection and financial laws. In the days ahead, we will continue to examine Volkswagen's attempts to mislead consumers and deceive the government. And we will continue to pursue the individuals responsible for orchestrating this damaging

Loretta E. Lynch - Justice Department

This announcement does not mean that our investigation is complete... We will continue to pursue the individuals responsible for orchestrating this damaging conspiracy. But I will stress that we are looking at individuals who were involved and would have had knowledge of the same information that's currently being

Leslie R. Caldwell - Justice Department

This is a company where lower-level people actually expressed concern along the way about the fact that these defeat devices were being used and questioned whether they should be used, and higher-up people decided to keep using them. We don't really see many major multinational corporations that decide at a very high level . . . to violate U.S. law in a systematic way for nearly a

Gina McCarthy - United States Environmental Protection Agency

There are some structural changes that we are requiring so there is less ability for these types of things to happen. Markets like this don't manage or police

Michael Punzet - DZ-Bank

The bright side is that Volkswagen makes another crucial action to fix the dieselgate issue in the United States however the monetary effect appears higher than so far anticipated by capital

Ingo Speich

This is a partial victory, but VW is by no means out of the woods yet. There are still considerable litigation risks. Facts need to be revealed now and, if necessary, further steps need to be taken regarding individuals to regain the trust of capital

Sergio Marchionne - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

What's going to kill diesel is this continuous drain on capital and this continuous skepticism about its value to

Allen Schaeffer

These announcements send a strong message that diesel remains an important option for meeting the future vehicle needs of U.S.

Mark Reuss

We're really good at it. It's not a bet the farm thing, it's an

Ferdinand Dudenhoefer

China is the big equalizer. Diesel plays no role there, so your reputation can't suffer. China today is the center of the automotive world, for Volkswagen as well. And when you look more closely at the numbers, Volkswagen didn't lose so much in the end in Europe, because Audi and Skoda were able to buck the trend a

Carsten Brzeski - ING-DiBa

Today's data finally bring some evidence that the German economy gained momentum in the final quarter of the year. Even though industrial data is still not living up to the expectations created by buoyant soft indicators, the surge in exports and the gradual recovery of industrial production brings some relief for a battered

Oliver Schmidt - Volkswagen

Rather than advocate for disclosure of the defeat device to U.S. regulators, VW executive management authorized its continued

Eike Andresen

We want this court to determine that every affected German owner has the right to return their car to VW and be reimbursed the full purchase price. That's unless they want to keep their car in which case they'd have the right to receive compensation for the reduced value of the car, which is around 10 to 15 percent of the original price, depending on its

Eike Andresen

Every affected person has been cheated by Volkswagen and there is no reason why people should have to keep their

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

Volkswagen wants to strengthen its presence in emerging markets. That is why Africa ranks high on our

Charles Breyer

I am optimistic the parties will resolve the remaining

Elżbieta Bieńkowska

Car manufacturers should already start designing vehicles with lower particle emissions and introduce the necessary filters in (gasoline) cars that are already widely used for

Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy

Dieselgate would not have happened if our national governments and the European Commission had acted in line with their legal and administrative

Maria Stenstroem

Volkswagen's primary goal has always been to ensure our Canadian customers are treated fairly, and we believe that this proposed resolution achieves this aim. We are working hard to earn back the trust of our customers, dealers and regulators, and today is an important step in that effort. We appreciate the engagement of the other parties to these agreements and thank our Canadian customers for their continued

Thomas Sedran

We have set our sights on becoming a globally leading provider in the field of sustainable mobility. With our investment in Hubject we are supporting the digital transformation and making an important contribution to the transition to the era of

Thomas Daiber

That way we can better expand our business in the future. Together with our new shareholder we will be working at top speed to push forward with interconnecting the charging

Bas Eickhout

The differences between cold start and hot start are hard to

Lucia Caudet

A number of member-states have failed to put in place penalty systems to dissuade, discourage car manufacturers from breaking the law and a number of others have failed to apply them in the specific case of Volkswagen where a breach of law has occurred by using an illegal defeat

Elżbieta Bieńkowska

Abiding by the law is first and foremost the duty of car manufacturers. But national authorities across the EU must ensure that car manufacturers actually comply with the law. For the future, the Commission has tabled proposals to introduce greater European oversight and to make the type approval system more robust. We expect the European Parliament and Council to reach an agreement

Ole Harms

Mid- and long-term MOIA will create the kinds of services that will meet the needs of urban

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

Even though not everyone will still own a car in future, MOIA can help make everyone a customer of our company in some way or

Matthias Wissmann

One can take a close look at every brand to see what are self-registrations and what aren't, and then one realises under what pressure the respective brand

Peter Fuss - Ernst & Young

The political and economic risks that may dampen peoples' and companies' readiness to make purchases are

Lars Henner Santelmann

We have sold more diesel vehicles in Germany this year than a year earlier and at a higher price than a year

Lars Henner Santelmann

Even in the challenging business year 2016 we have been able to continue our successful growth course of past

Tim Wuennemann

For me, this is more a feeling that I support this and I want it to continue now that it has just

Dieter Zetsche - Daimler

The availability of high-power stations allows long-distance electric mobility for the first time and will convince more and more customers to opt for an electric

Josef Baumert

We will have the ability to meet demand in Algeria. This project opens new doors for

Josef Baumert

For us, this is a sensible action toward increasing automobile sales in Algeria in the long

Abdesselam Bouchouareb

This shows that the investment climate has improved. Our main goal is to reduce

Josef Baumert

The Volkswagen Group opted for participation in SOVAC Production SPA as we have co-operated successfully with our sales partner SOVAC for many

Ségolène Royal

It's underway and will be published. We'll have the first results in

Ségolène Royal

We will be asking the consumer fraud investigators and prosecutors to communicate any findings that will enable us to establish whether it's necessary to withdraw sales

Ségolène Royal

The consumer fraud directorate has alerted the prosecutor. So clearly we have taken action over this

Peter Mosch - Audi

That (Mertens's appointment) is a good decision. It's important to further push digitalization and electric

Hinrich Woebcken - Volkswagen

Emissions standards in following years are getting tougher and tougher. Why don't you put the money and investments ... to comply with these standards, why don't you put the money on the spot where the future is?feedback

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

They (Uber) saw us more in the role of a supplier. But we said: Okay guys, this is a contest which we are happy to take on. We will remain in

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

If more than a quarter of our cars are to be electronic vehicles in the in the foreseeable future then we are going to need approximately three million batteries a year. Then it makes sense to build our own

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

The VW group will refine its focus. We are investing more selectively and are setting clear

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

We are expanding new capabilities in future-oriented areas and creating around 9,000 new jobs. For example, in software development. Our goal is to fill as many positions as possible internally. We will therefore intensively look after the further training of our

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

This future pact is the largest reform programme in the history of the core brand of our group. It will make Volkswagen efficient, productive and competitive. At the same time, it will enable the brand to advance the technologies and trends that will shape the future of the automotive

Tim Schuldt

It was pretty clear that Volkswagen has been working on such a plan. Nonetheless, it was unclear if the company would be able to reach an agreement with the unions... which is clearly good

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

Everyone at the VW brand has understood what is at stake: to create a strong, future-proof

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

We are overhauling the entire VW brand and are getting it ready for the

Amy Marentic

There are fewer 1.6 liter and less engines in premium, so if that tax cut does go away, that could be an

Stephan Wollenstein

We have not forgotten promises we made… We will introduce more SUVs to the market. Here today you can see how we deliver on our

Matthias Mueller - Volkswagen

The VW brand needs a real shake-up and that is exactly what the future pact has turned out to

James Chao - IHS Automotive

The tax cut has been very successful, it's been a fabulous success. But there's going to be some pay back next year - a lot of

Jochem Heizmann

There is a question of what will happen with this purchase tax policy. If it really comes totally to an end, then maybe the first quarter will be a little bit more

Hinrich Woebcken - Volkswagen

We decided not to go back staying a niche player. We want to be a relevant player in this market. So Volkswagen definitely is in front of a great comeback

Hinrich Woebcken - Volkswagen

We decided not to be loud in expressing numbers, let's simply do it and

Jochem Heizmann

We are making good progress in our feasibility study with JAC. Normally the legal framework is you are only allowed to have two joint ventures. There is a special chance to have this additional joint venture just on pure battery

Jochem Heizmann

We have to do more in the NEV area. The government is pushing, the general environment in China is pushing

Jeremy Marshall

Bentham is determined to bring the opportunity to recover the overcharges to the attention of as many truck purchasers as it can and enable these victims of the cartel collectively to seek redress. Claims against the truck cartel are expected to be one of the largest-ever compensation claims resulting from a cartel

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

The Golf represents the essence of the brand better than any other model. That's why we continuously invest in the technology and improvements of this core

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

Our brand is facing some pretty big challenges. A new Golf always stands for a new beginning, a new

Karim Bohn - Volkswagen

In the past we have issued bonus shares. Our shareholders did very well with

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

We are rising to that challenge. We will achieve more in the future with fewer investments to respond to

Herbert Diess - Volkswagen

In the past months we have worked on the cost side of MQB and made significant progress. The MQB has high technical substance, so we can use it for the next two vehicle generations without further major

Stephan Weil

As is known, there are currently talks between management and the works council about a future

Stephan Weil

Not too much should be expected from this next meeting.