Moscow. December 11. German carmaker Volkswagen plans to complete the investigation “diesel scandal” in April 2016.
Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Volkswagen group Hans-Dieter Petsh called it the biggest test in the history of the largest European automobile concern, according to Deutsche Welle.
He noted that the investigation of violations in the VW are two of a group of 450 experts, including the staff of the American law firm Jones Day, these groups work independently
The final report should be ready by April 21, 2016.
At the moment it is considered likely that “active participation in the manipulation took quite observable number of employees,” he said. Interviewed 87 people, checked 1500 electronic media of VW employees, “they will be followed by many others”, writes Agency dpa.
Financial implications estimates of Peta, “can be significant”. To overcome them VW currently has allocated 6.7 billion euros in a specially created reserve Fund. What costs will be concern as a result of penalties in the U.S. are not yet known.
The head of the Federal Association of centres for the protection of the rights of consumers of Germany (vzbv), Klaus müller said that VW should assume all costs for damages to customers, AFP reports.
The Volkswagen scandal erupted in September 2015 after the U.S. Agency for environmental protection (EPA) revealed that the company installed in its vehicles with diesel engines are computer programs that during inspections understate the indicators of harmful emissions.
In addition to the eponymous brand, the German automaker owned by Volkswagen passenger cars brand Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Skoda, Ducati motorcycles, trucks MAN, Scania and Volkswagen Commercial. Earlier, the head of VW Matthias Muller said that the company is going to keep all the existing brands and so far sees no reason to get rid of assets.