Friday, April 29, 2016

Volkswagen to buy back or fix diesel cars affected by emissions scandal.

ABC World News Tonight (4/28, story 10, 0:15, Muir, 14.63M) reported that Volkswagen has set aside $9 billion to “buy back or fix diesel-powered cars equipped with software to cheat admissions tests.”

        The AP (4/28, Mchugh) reports Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller “says he apologized in person to US President Barack Obama for the carmaker’s emissions scandal, in which it rigged its cars to cheat on diesel engine pollution tests.” While speaking at Volkswagen’s annual news conference on Thursday, Mueller indicated he had a “two-minute” conversation with Obama in Hannover, Germany this week. Mueller said, “I took the opportunity to apologize to him personally for this matter.” Mueller added, according to the New York Times (4/28, Ewing, Subscription Publication, 14.18M), “I thanked him for the constructive cooperation with his officials. Of course I also expressed the hope that I will be able to continue to fulfill my responsibility to 600,000 employees and their families as well as suppliers and dealers.” 

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