German Economy Ministry trusts WV to clear up scandal

German Economy Ministry spokeswoman says they trust Volkswagen to clear up emission scandal

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

A see-trough scale car model is pictured on the Volkswagen (VW) booth during the second media day of the 86th International Motor Show in Geneva, Switzerland, March 2, 2016.

Germany's Economy Ministry is counting on an internal investigation at carmaker Volkswagen to get to the bottom of a scandal over the rigging of emissions tests, a spokeswoman for the ministry said.

"We trust that the company is leaving no stone unturned," Tanja Alemany Sanchez de Leon told a government news conference on Monday.

German weekly Bild am Sonntag had reported on Sunday that the current chairman and the chief executive of Volkswagen were alerted by the former CEO to the use of illicit emissions-control software in the United States two weeks before the carmaker disclosed the scale of its manipulations.

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