More and more news keeps piling up in regards to the Volkswagen AG’s “dieselgate” scandal and AutomotiveNews reports breaking news, with the heads of research and development from Audi, Volkswagen, and Porsche being suspended from their positions.
This is just the latest development in the string of after events caused by the controversy, which Volkswagen is trying extra hard to take control of before too much damage occurs, even though a lot has already happened.
In addition to the staff changes, such as former Porsche’s CEO, Matthias Muller, being appointed the CEO of the Volkswagen Group, Audi’s chief, Ulrich Hackenberg, Volkswagen’s Heinz-Jakob Neusser, and Porsche’s Wolfgang Hatz are all being penalized by the supervisory board.
Though all three deny any involvement with “dieselgate” and the use of a software hack to cheat on EPA and EEA emissions tests on a huge range of TDI-powered “Clean Diesel” models.
More news is certainly to come from this, though recently, Bosch was found to have some involvement with the “dieselgate” scandal for they were the ones responsible for creating the engine software for the testing procedures. Though in the end, Volkswagen elected to use the software in their production cars, affecting a whopping 11 million examples around the world.
– By: Chris Chin
Source: Reuters via Motor1