It’s hoped former finance manager Hans Dieter Pötsch will help wake the troubled carmaker from its worst public-relations nightmare. But some question whether a long-time insider is right for the job.
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.
Here it is again, the VW diesel crisis. Even if the German auto giant appears reformed and wants to look ahead, the legal processing in its Dieselgate scandal is only at a starting stage, says DW’s Henrik Böhme.
German carmakers have condemned experiments they paid for that exposed monkeys to toxic diesel fumes. VW also apologized for a lack of judgment in a further case connected to the Dieselgate emissions scandal.
The German carmaker has lodged a complaint with Germany's highest court, seeking to overturn a lower court's ruling that it must appoint a special auditor to investigate its Dieselgate emissions scandal.
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