Media: manual Volkswagen learned of the fraud long before “diesel scandal”


BERLIN, 29 February. /Corr. Vyacheslav Filippov/. The management of German automaker Volkswagen, after learning about the machinations of the installation on the cars software (SW), lowered emissions of harmful substances, did not immediately inform the public about the violations, but did it much later.

As reported by the newspaper Bild am Sonntag, former head of the concern Martin Winterkorn became aware of the manipulations on 4 September 2015, but he announced about it only on September 22.

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The publication refers to message one of the managers to Winterkorn, from which it follows that the representatives of Volkswagen met on 3 September with the staff of the California service for nature protection (CARB) and recognized that the cars were installed, lowered emissions of harmful substances.

Bild am Sonntag noted that, strictly speaking, information that affects the stock quotes, should be published immediately, that stipulates the law on securities trading.

Volkswagen was at the center of a scandal after the discovery of the machines for that allows you to bypass the strict ecological standards of the USA. The investigation into the auto giant were started 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.

To overcome the consequences of the crisis concern “laid” an amount of €6.7 billion