Wednesday, April 27, 2016

VW presentation described how to cheat emissions tests in 2006.

The New York Times (4/26, Ewing, Subscription Publication, 14.18M) reports a top Volkswagen technology executive issued a PowerPoint presentation in 2006 describing how the company could cheat on emissions tests in the US, according to two people who have seen the document, which was discovered as part of an ongoing probe into the automaker. The presentation “underscored” that VW officials understood that its diesel engines “were polluting significantly more than allowed,” but technicians at the time “thought the chances of being caught cheating were slim,” and company executives “repeatedly rejected proposals to improve the emissions equipment, according to two Volkswagen employees present at meetings where the proposals were discussed.” 

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