The head of the us branch of Volkswagen has resigned amid “diesel” scandal

The head of the us branch of Volkswagen has resigned amid “diesel” scandal

NEW YORK, March 10. /Corr. Kirill Volkov/. The head office of the German automaker Volkswagen in the U.S., Michael horn resigns amid scandal with the company’s cars software (SW), lowered emissions of harmful substances. This was reported on Wednesday by representatives of the American branch.

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As specified in the statement, Horne, who headed the Department of the automaker in the U.S. in 2014, “will leave the post immediately to take advantage of other opportunities.” His place is temporarily Chairman of the Board of Directors of the North American regional branch of the group of companies Volkswagen Hinrich Webcam.

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, the group has allocated an amount of €6.7 billion