As the wheels keep coming off Volkswagen, PETER FROST looks back in history to chart the company’s involvement with the nazis and schemes to swindle German workers out of their savings
The worsening Volkswagen emissions fraud scandal is just the tip of a huge iceberg. The international motor industry, along with the oil business, has always been the backbone of the climate change deniers.
Now Volkswagen has been forced to admit that a million and a quarter Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi and Seat cars have been sold — complete with the emissions test cheating software — to British motorists and at least a further 11 million of those vehicles worldwide.
We now know that, despite assurances from official British motor industry body the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) there are at least 1.25m cars and vans on British roads fitted with chips that allow them to fraudulently pass emissions…
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