News Digest Item
15 Mar 2017

“German police raid Audi headquarters over emissions fraud”

Süddeutsche Zeitung International

The emissions fraud scandal by Volkswagen now has fully engulfed the German carmaker’s subsidiary Audi, Hans Leyendecker, Georg Mascolo, Klaus Ott and Nicolas Richter write for Süddeutsche Zeitung International. Police officers and prosecutors on Wednesday searched the premium brand’s headquarters, as well as private residences of employees, looking for evidence that Audi manipulated emissions of their engines in vehicles sold in the USA, the authors say. VW’s scandal now reaches “a new, dramatic level”, they write.

Read the article in English here.

For background, see the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.

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