WASHINGTON, January 11. /Corr. Anton Freaks/. The head of Volkswagen Matthias Mueller brought in on Sunday apologizes to Americans for fraud automotive company lowering emissions of harmful substances.
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“We know that we are deeply disappointed our customers, responsible government authorities and the public here in America, – said the Chairman of the automaker at a press conference in Detroit (Michigan). – I apologize for the mistakes of Volkswagen”.
He also stressed that the German company will invest $900 million in the United States for the production of a new midsize SUV. According to the head of the concern, investments in the Volkswagen factory, located in Chattanooga (Tennessee), will create about 2 thousand jobs. “The US remains a target market for Volkswagen”, said müller.
The company was at the center of a scandal after the discovery on the machines software, which allows you to bypass strict ecological standards of the USA. The investigation into the auto giant launched in several countries in Europe and Asia. As noted in the press release Volkswagen, the problem of falsifying data environmental tests on the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles affected to 11 million cars worldwide.