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Ex-CEO Volkswagen summoned to court in the case of Dieselgate

The current management of the Audi brand was also asked to answer some of the available questions, which relate to the scandal surrounding cars with diesel power plants.

The authoritative German newspaper Bild reported that ex-CEO of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn was summoned to testify in court in connection with numerous claims demanding compensation for damages from the German automaker about the scandal Dieselgate.

Let’s remind our readers that in the last quarter of 2015, a rather scandalous scandal erupted around the diesel cars of the German brand, which was called Dieselgate by journalists. After it was found out that Volkswagen cars installed special software, which intends to underestimate the emissions of harmful substances into the atmosphere, environmentalists, as they say, “went to war” with the well-known automaker.

According to the publication Bild, Judge Fabian Reusch from the Stuttgart Regional Court summoned 28 people to participate in the trial, which is scheduled for mid-September.

Among these people are the chief executive of the German company Bosch, Volkmar Denner, as well as the general director of the automobile brand Audi, Rupert Stadler. In addition, the journal’s journalists claim that they “caught sight” of a letter in which the German Minister of Transport was invited to attend the September hearing of the case.

It is reported that the claim was nominated by the shareholders of Volkswagen, who are waiting for compensation from the companies VW and Porsche, for the allegedly signed document, which obliged them to keep the “dark deeds” of the Volkswagen management a secret. Recall that the press service of Volkswagen published information that, yes, the company cars were installed special chips that changed the real indication of the level of emissions of harmful substances, but the company denies the fault, because this step was reported in advance.

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