While Volkswagen may not be entirely out of hot water regarding the emissions scandal called “Dieselgate,” the head of Audi may have dodged a bullet.
Volkswagen commissioned an investigation into the emissions cheating scandal. Three people familiar with the matter said that no evidence was found implicating the head of Audi in the matter.
U.S. law firm Jones Day questioned the Chief Executive of Audi regarding when he found out about the use of test-cheating software.
Volkswagen’s supervisory board is supposed to discuss the findings of the firm on Friday.
As one of the major contributors to the VW group’s profits, Audi admitted that their 3.0 liter V6 diesel engines had been fitted with emissions-control software. This software was deemed illegal in the U.S. when the scandal broke a year ago.
Rupert Stadler has led Audi since 2007. Two sources close to Audi said that the questioning of Stadler by Jones Day did not yield any evidence against him in the matter.
At first, Audi denied to using the emissions cheating devices. Later, they came clean and admitted to using the devices in their vehicles.
While VW has reached a settlement with authorities in the United States on its 2.0-liter engines, Audi has yet to find a technical solution for theirs. About 85,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW models are affected.
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