Volkswagen Emissions Scandal: New Chief Warns Of ‘Existence-Threatening Crisis

Two top VW engineers are reportedly the focus of Volkswagen’s ongoing internal investigation into Dieselgate.


It was in a stark contrast to a 12 percent surge in the overall sales of foreign luxury vehicles here in September to 20,381 units compared with the previous month.

Diesel models account for more than half of the cars on French roads, although their share in new-car sales has fallen in the past three years.

What the Volkswagen episode has done is to make the EPA more stringent when testing diesel engine cars.

Owners of Audi, Volkswagen, Skoda and SEAT vehicles can input their vehicle’s registration number to check the site to find out if their auto is affected.

The world’s largest carmaker has admitted to USA regulators that it fitted up to 11m diesel vehicles worldwide with software that manipulated emissions tests, including 2.8m in Germany and 1.2m in the UK.

It’s possible that the cheating software, which turned on full emissions controls only when the cars were being tested, was installed in VW’s European cars but not activated, the analyst wrote.

German newspaper Bild am Sonntag and other media outlets reported that the automaker devised the software cheat after realizing that a new diesel engine, developed at great expense, could not meet pollution standards.

“We understand that owners of the cars affected by the emissions compliance issues are upset”, VW said on a consumer website launched recently.

Paperwork submitted to the City Council in 2010 as part of the approval process for a $10 million California Economic Development Authority tax-exempt bond to build the $27 million center said it would include “sophisticated emission-testing equipment” as part of VW’s research to develop ultra-low emission vehicles, including diesel.

The 2015 and 2016 models have a new version of the 2-liter diesel engine that probably runs cleaner and could need just a software change to comply, DeLorenzo said.

Baku, Fineko/ Diesel vehicle disgraced corporation Volkswagen is able to help to the of oil refining sector.

Volkswagen declined to comment to Bloomberg on the German newspaper reports.

Volkswagen has also found that more executives than previously thought were involved in the scandal, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported, citing officials close to the supervisory board. It has also convened a team of U.S. lawyers to investigate who was responsible for implementing the cheat. Attorney Troy Rafferty, who is leading up the litigation, says the ultimate damages to Volkswagen easily could exceed $40 billion, when considering compensation to those defrauded, legal fees and costs, and criminal and civil penalties.


Diesel is one of the most significant products for Korean oil refiners, which sell half of their outputs in the country and export the rest. The massive VW scandal and the numerous reports that other automakers could face issues if put through the paces have increasingly led to speculation the EPA could make a more crucial switch.

John Swanton spokesman with the California Air Resources Board explains how a 2013 Volkswagen Passat with a diesel engine is evaluated at the emissions test lab in El Monte Calif. Three years after Volkswagen opened a poll