It's hard to believe, but it's true. That's what VW US boss Michael Horn told a Congressional committee after he said senior corporate managers had no knowledge of the software used to cheat emissions tests. Horn blamed 'individuals' for cheating.
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.
Germany's top administrative court has delayed until next week a ruling whether cities can ban heavily polluting diesel cars to improve air quality. A ban would potentially hit 15 million diesel cars in Europe.
The promise follows revelations that German automakers funded studies in which humans and monkeys inhaled diesel fumes. Volkswagen has placed its chief lobbyist on leave following the reports.
Revelations that car companies funded studies exposing monkeys and humans to diesel fumes have caused an outcry in Germany. But scientists say the hue and cry has been "overblown" and that such tests are fairly common.
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