ROME, October 15. / Corr. Faith Shcherbakov/. The financial guard of Italy (the power division of the Ministry of Finance) held on Thursday searched the General headquarters of the Italian mission Volkswagen in Verona. On it informs Agency ANSA.
It clarifies the Agency, the Prosecutor’s office of Verona opened an investigation against several managers of the company on suspicion of commercial fraud. In addition, searches were held in the headquarters Lambarghini in Bologna. Famous Italian brand of luxury car enters the group of the German automaker.
In September the Volkswagen stated that he had installed a diesel machine software, which allows to reduce the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases. The purpose of this was to pass the environmental tests in the United States. Because this program can be disabled by the authorities of the United States and several other countries have deemed these actions are fraudulent and launched an investigation.
Volkswagen acknowledged that such a program was installed on 11 million cars produced by this company around the world.
In Italy the Ministry of transport began its investigation. Checks are sold in the Apennines “suspicious” cars.