VW to seek dieselgate damages from former execs

Volkswagen has unveiled its latest electric car.

The ID.4 SUV was showcased outside its factory in Dresden on Friday (March 26).

But as the industry continues its drive to go green, VW is still feeling the fallout from its emissions scandal.

Friday saw the firm announce it was seeking damages from former Chief Executive Martin Winterkorn over the so-called 'dieselgate'.

Former Audi boss Rupert Stadler is also named.

The German group said on Friday that following a far-reaching legal investigation it had concluded Winterkorn and Stadler had breached their duty of care.

Adding it had found no violations by other members of the management board.

Winterkorn and Stadler have both denied being responsible for the scandal.

Volkswagen admitted in 2015 to using illegal software to rig diesel engine tests in the United States, sparking the biggest crisis in its history.

The scandal has cost it more than $38 billion in fines, refits and legal costs.

Winterkorn's lawyers said in a statement that the former CEO regretted the supervisory board's decision and rejected the accusations against him.

Stadler's lawyers declined to comment.