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VW manager told CEO about botched emissions tests in July 2015: Media

He says he then told the CEO that VW had 'cheated' in the United States

Reuters  |  Frankfurt/Hamburg 

A former senior quality manager at Volkswagen has told investigators he informed then-CEO Martin Winterkorn on July 27, 2015, that the carmaker had "cheated" during emissions tests in the United States, German media reported on Friday. Volkswagen (VW) has said its executive board did not learn about the severity of emissions test cheating using illegal software until late August 2015. VW has acknowledged it installed software that deactivated pollution controls on more than 11 million diesel vehicles sold worldwide, damaging its global business, leading to billions of ...

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First Published: Fri, August 25 2017. 18:12 IST