22 Sep '15, 6pm

VW CEO Winterkorn Again Apologizes, VW Denies Report of His Firing

VW CEO Winterkorn Again Apologizes, VW Denies Report of His Firing

Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has once again apologized for his company’s betrayal of the public trust by cheating diesel emissions testing. In a new video statement, the CEO said that he is “endlessly sorry that we betrayed the trust” of millions of people, though he did not address the reports of him being fired. German publication The Tagesspiegel reported that Winterkorn would be replaced by the head of Porsche, Matthias Mueller. A VW spokesman said that the reports were “ridiculous.” “Swift and comprehensive clarification has now utmost priority,” the CEO said. “To make it very clear: manipulation at VW must never happen again.” The Volkswagen board was scheduled to meet this Friday to decide on extending Winterkorn’s contract until the end of 2018, but this scandal will likely have a big effect on that decision. It is still unclear which Volkswagen executives had ...

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