The German magazine “Spiegel” reveals that the number of persons is much more important than the small group referred by the direction in Volkswagen Scandal.
New Move in Volkswagen Scandal
According to the internet site of the magazine Der Spiegel, the manipulation by its diesel engines Volkswagen has involved considerably more officials that the “small group” implicated by the direction of the constructor. At least 30 people would be responsible. “This figure has no basis”, a spokesman for Volkswagen however reacted. Skoda, a subsidiary of the juggernaut of the automobile, for its part announced Wednesday the departure of his boss, the German Winfried Vahland, at the request of the latter. Mr. Vahland had been appointed to take the reins of Volkswagen in North America, where the scandal has erupted. It will be nothing, explains a Skoda release, due to “differing views on the organization” in North America.
The unknown identity of suspects
“This decision is not in connection with the current problem of diesel engines,” said the press release. Immediately after the revelations about engines, the boss of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, has made her apron to be replaced by the subsidiary Porsche boss Matthias Müller. The preliminary results of the survey conducted in parallel by the services of Volkswagen and a U.S. law firm to establish responsibilities in this sensational case, suggest that “emissions fraud was not the result of a small group of managers, as the company claims”, wrote der Spiegel.
“Dozens of managers from Volkswagen were involved, the people know speak of at least 30 people, continued the magazine.” They should be suspended.” Volkswagen has confessed last month installing 11 million vehicles of different brands engine software capable of distorting the results of control tests. The Wolfsburg Group (North) has promised to shed any light on the matter, but has already limited the liability of facts to a “small group of people”, which some have already been laid off. Among them, according to the German press, the Director of technology at Audi and its pendant in Porsche. Volkswagen has never confirmed the identity of the suspects.