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November 29, 2015

VW reportedly knew its fuel economy figures were wrong a year ago

by John_A

If one report is accurate, Volkswagen execs didn’t just know that their cars’ emission estimates were fishy — they knew the fuel efficiency figures were off, too. German newspaper Bild claims that top brass was aware of misleading fuel economy estimates about a year ago, or months before it became public. Former CEO Martin Winterkorn reportedly went so far as to yank one model off the market, the Polo TDI BlueMotion, because its fuel consumption was simply too far off the mark (18 percent above estimates).

Source: Reuters

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