Volkswagen’s top-of-the-range automaker Audi today admitted that 2.1million of its diesel cars worldwide are fitted with the sophisticated software enabling them to cheat emission tests.
Some 1.42 million Audi vehicles with so-called EU5 engines are affected in Western Europe, with 577,000 in Germany and almost 13,000 in the United States, an Audi spokesman said.
Affected model lines include the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5.
The announcement came as German prosecutors today opened a Fraud investigation against former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn to establish what his role was in the company’s emissions-rigging scandal.
I’m still trying to wrap my head around the scale of this stupidity.
But perhaps I shouldn’t, no one went to jail for sub-prime mortgages, the Libor rate scandal netted one low level sacrifice, GM paid a fine for murder, Ontario is run by Kleptocrats without conscience, etc etc…
The takeaway… Get rich, steal big like a white collar criminal, face no consequences.