Volkswagen faces multiple probes in the US after emissions scandal

Volkswagen faces multiple probes in the US after emissions scandal


Volkswagen is facing multiple investigations
in the United States including a criminal probe from the Department
of Justice. They come after the car manufacturer said
it deceived US regulators during exhaust emissions tests. SOT -Martin Winterkorn Volkswagen’s board members brought forward
a meeting to discuss the future of its chief executive
Martin Winterkorn. The German newspaper the Tagesspiegel reported
he could be replaced with the head of Porche. Shares in the world’s biggest carmaker plunged
almost 20 percent on Monday, and tumbled again by the same amount on Tuesday
after some countries in Europe and Asia said they’d launch investigations. Volkswagen said it would set aside 6.5 billion
euros to help cover the costs of the biggest scandal in
its 78-year-history. Volkswagen has admitted that 11 million of
its vehicles worldwide have been fitted with software to cheat pollution
tests.

One thought on “Volkswagen faces multiple probes in the US after emissions scandal

  1. If it were co2 emissions it would be forgivable but, the software was designed for nitrous oxide (real pollution that causes acid rain). It woul not surprise me in the least if the other German car producers made similar software to meet North American emissions standards with their diesels.. Standards for passenger vehicles are much more stringent then commercial ones that is the main reason why there are few diesel cars in Canada and the U.S.

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