Enforcement and Inspection

News: Volkswagen admits it is guilty of cheating!

Before his resignation, Volkswagen AG CEO Martin Winterkorn, publically apologized for emission defeat or cheat devices found in Volkswagen diesel passenger cars sold in the U.S. Volkswagen now faces serious and costly violations under the Clean Air Act (CAA).

The surprising revelation by the U.S. EPA and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that Volkswagen Group of America, Audi AG, and Volkswagen AG (collectively Volkswagen) installed nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions defeat or cheat devices in almost 500,000 diesel passenger cars sold in the United States since 2008 in violation of the Clean Air Act (CAA) was topped by Volkswagen’s admission that it had done exactly what the EPA/CARB alleged.

“I personally am deeply sorry that we have broken the trust of our customers and the public,” said CEO Winterkorn in a statement. “We will cooperate fully with the responsible agencies, with transparency and urgency, to clearly, openly, and completely establish all of the facts of this case. Volkswagen has ordered an external investigation of this matter.”

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