MOSCOW, 25 Oct. The head of the motor Department of the German automaker Volkswagen Hanno Jelden will leave the post amid the scandal with faulty SOFTWARE, lowered the CO2 emissions, according to the publication Bild am Sonntag.
According to the newspaper, the Prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig is currently leading the investigation against Yelena. It is assumed that he played a key role in the “oil scandal”.
The publication notes that according to internal investigations of Volkswagen, it is assumed that Yelden in 2007, reprogrammed the software so that it displays the totals on the officially acceptable level.
Yelden from comments refused publication.
Carmaker Volkswagen was accused in mid-September in the U.S. in its diesel equipment hire software, lowered the real value of emissions of harmful substances. The American government ordered the group to withdraw 482 thousand cars of brands Volkswagen and Audi sold in the country in 2009-2015. The company also faces a fine of up to $ 18,075 billion.
According to the company, falsification of environmental test content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles affect up to 11 million cars VW worldwide. This list includes cars with engine type EA 189 EU5. Experts do not exclude that scandal may affect the European and other automakers. In connection with the scandal was forced to resign, the boss of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, and the scandal has been called “deselect”.