This Euronews video says about itself:
2 November 2015
Now, over two years later, there is more information about what the Volkswagen bosses’ denial about Porsche is worth.
Translated from Dutch NOS TV:
Adapted at 12:02
At Porsche in southern Germany, police have done several raids this morning.
Ironically, in quite some countries, police forces buy cars made by Porsche and the rest of the Volkswagen corporation.
The German judiciary has organised the raids on VW affiliate Porsche with the deployment of 33 prosecutors and 160 detectives. The raids were at different locations in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. The research focuses on several employees of Porsche. They are suspected of fraud and deceit in advertising.
Audi diesels at Porsche
The fraud scandal started at the end of 2015 with the confession by Volkswagen. The world’s largest car manufacturer had programmed millions of diesels so that they appeared to be cleaner during the admission test.
Also at affiliate Audi there was tampering with diesel engines, which emit much more toxic exhaust and atmospheric particulate matter than petrol cars. Audi supplied six-cylinder diesel engines to Porsche, eg, for the models Cayenne and Panamera.
Eg, BMW, Mercedes and Peugeot, are also suspected of fraud with the emission values of diesels. More and more European cities are taking measures to keep diesel cars out. In Germany, the highest court recently approved this prohibition. Eg, Paris and Madrid want to ban these cars completely.
Volkswagen has paid 25 billion dollars in settlements and fines in the United States. Former CEO Schmidt of Volkswagen in the US has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
In Europe, a fine was imposed on Volkswagen in two countries. In Italy the group has to pay five million euros and in the Netherlands almost half a million euros. Owners of fraudulent diesel cars have not received any compensation and most cars have not yet been adjusted.