22 Feb '16, 5am

VW Execs Allegedly Knew About Diesel Defeat Device in 2014…

VW Execs Allegedly Knew About Diesel Defeat Device in 2014…

Internal memos and emails from Volkswagen suggest the German automaker mislead U.S. regulators in regards to its diesel emissions scandal in 2014. According to The New York Times, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported internal Volkswagen documents suggest that the automaker was confronted in early 2014 with evidence that its diesel vehicles were emitting far more pollutants than legally allowed. They also indicate that the company’s executives knew about the diesel emissions scandal before it openly admitted to it last September. It is believed that top managers were aware that Volkswagen’s diesel vehicles weren’t compliant with air-quality rules, but led federal and California officials to believe otherwise. SEE ALSO: VW Officials In South Korea Could Face Prison Over Diesel Scandal The report also adds that a confidant of Martin Winterkorn, Volkswagen’s CEO at the ti...

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