BERLIN, 27 December. /Corr. Vyacheslav Filippov/. Volkswagen management knew about the shenanigans with the cars software, lowered emissions of harmful substances, in August, before inflamed “diesel scandal” and violations on 18 September, announced the Agency for environmental protection (EPA). This was reported by the newspaper Bild am Sonntag.
According to the publication, “at the end of August Friedrich Eichler, the main developer engines the EPA to tell the truth” about the real emissions of harmful substances. He has provided the employees of the American Agency data on the use of corrective UNDER cars Volkswagen 3 September. “The Americans based on that they prepared the report, which was published in “black Friday” (for the group),” he told Bild am Sonntag.
Moreover, according to the newspaper, Eichler was sent to the U.S. under orders of his boss, the now suspended head of development Heinz Jakob Neusser which law enforcement agencies of Germany is suspected of fraud.
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 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.
To overcome the consequences of the crisis concern “laid” an amount of €6.7 billion