Germany’s transport authority has ordered 2.4 million Volkswagen cars to be recalled. The vehicles were fitted with software which enabled them to cheat on emissions tests. The scandal has seriously tarnished the ‘Made in Germany’ brand.
Scandal-hit German carmaker Volkswagen has confirmed that its global headquarters was searched again by prosecutors. The raids were part of an investigation into suspected market manipulation back in 2015.
German public prosecutors have searched BMW premises at the carmaker's Munich headquarters and in Austria, investigating suspected defeat devices capable of manipulating exhaust emissions.
German auto giant BMW has announced it plans to recall nearly 12,000 cars after it admitted the vehicles had the wrong emissions software installed. BMW 5-series and 7-series built between 2012 and 2017 are affected.
German automaker Volkswagen posted a doubled net profit in 2017, selling more cars than ever before. Its bottom line held up despite an emissions scandal, but fallout from a recent testing scandal lies ahead.
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