Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Engines-fixing: The leaders from Volkswagen were aware as early as July 2015 – 20minutes.fr

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AUTOMOTIVE Volkswagen said to be ready to pay an additional penalty of $ 4.3 billion to put an end to the criminal investigation…

New revelations in the aftermath of the indictment in the States-States of an officer of Volkswagen. The group’s management, in place at the time, or broke the scandal of the engine-fixing in September 2015, was aware since “the end of July 2015″ manipulations on the diesel engines in the United States, say Tuesday, of the German media.

>> also read : VW close to an agreement, leading the criminal investigation into the Dieselgate

Until now, Volkswagen had indicated that the head of the group with 12 brands, Martin Winterkorn, who resigned after the scandal but had denied any responsibility, was aware of the adulterations that “at the end of August, beginning of September”, just before the outbreak of the scandal, September 2015.

But two “witnesses capital” have indicated to us authorities that Martin Winterkorn, and the current boss of the Volkswagen brand, Herbert Diess, knew “from the end of July 2015,” that the testing of pollutant emissions on diesel engines in the United States were handled, report in the journal Süddeutsche Zeitung and television channels regional public NDR and WDR.

“Those responsible have not yet taken any action to inform the american authorities of these manipulations and make a clean sweep” of these practices, wrote the Süddeutsche Zeitung on its website.

on Tuesday, Volkswagen said to be ready to pay an additional penalty of $ 4.3 billion and to plead guilty to put an end to the criminal investigation on diesel engines-fixing in the United States, where it has already committed to release a comprehensive plan for compensation of $ 14.7 billion, plus 603 million at the destination of american States, $ 1.2 billion for the dealers and at least a billion extra for cars with large displacement.

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