29 Sep '15, 6pm

What Led Volkswagen To Use Emission Cheats

What Led Volkswagen To Use Emission Cheats

As the story of Volkswagen’s emission defeat devices continues to unfold, details on how the diesel engines were rigged and which cars are affected are slowly coming to light. But executives within the carmaker – along with others involved with the investigation – have said very little on what motivated Volkswagen Group to install these cheats on more than 11 million cars worldwide. Like many scandals that have come before, the trigger of Volkswagen’s “dieselgate” appears to be rooted in money. Over the last decade, Volkswagen had been struggling to gain a solid footing in the U.S. diesel market. The perception that diesel emitted more pollution than gasoline engines, tumultuous diesel fuel prices and the cost of diesel technology proved challenging to overcome. This ad for Volkswagen proudly describes the TDI engine as “clean diesel.” Promise not kept. To help boost sales...

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