From the exhaust manipulation of VW vehicles have reportedly significantly more managers know than previously known. In the department concerned it was no secret that VW in the emission tests by the authorities in the US and Europe as the only pollutant limits have seemingly able to comply, reported on Saturday “Süddeutsche Zeitung”, NDR and WDR. They referred to statements of an insider.
It is about a VW employees, according to the joint research of the “SZ” and of NDR and WDR allegedly against investigators of Braunschweig prosecutor testified extensively. The “witness” was thus itself involved in manipulation. It claimed that almost all had with the exhaust problems involved executives in the VW engine development aware of the manipulation or were even involved in it.
Compared with other Departments within the Group the parties had agreed on a “vow of silence”, the report said. The “witness” said accordingly however, he himself had later VW Brand Board Heinz Jakob Neusser informed then. This did, however, does not respond. We started with the manipulation therefore already of 2006.
The Volkswagen Group designated the described findings against “SZ”, NDR and WDR as “pure speculation” to which one does not wants to express. Reference was also made to the ongoing investigations. Officially intends to present internal investigation results at the shareholders’ meeting in April VW. Parallel go the procuratorial investigation continues, which should according to the report last but longer.
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