Audi boss Rupert Stadler to be questioned over dieselgate
Source : Audi boss Rupert Stadler to be questioned over dieselgate
As the fallout through the VW emissions scandal continues, Audi’s boss can be to be questioned by officials leading the firm’s internal enquiry
Audi boss Rupert Stadler can be to be questioned by officials through US law firm Jones Day as part of on-going internal investigations into the Volkswagen Group’s diesel emission test manipulation.
The questioning of Stadler, who has been the chairman of the board as well as also also chief executive officer of Audi since January 2010, can be said to come after earlier witnesses implicated the 53-year-old German inside so-called dieselgate scandal.
According to German media reports, the Volkswagen Group supervisory board ordered Stadler be brought before Jones Day officials leading the internal investigation following claims he first gained knowledge of the software used to manipulate emission tests for the company’s 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine shortly after being made Audi chairman in 2010.
Until today, Stadler has steadfastly denied he knew of the measures used by Audi engineers to manipulate the emissions of the widely used V6 diesel, which can be employed in various Audi, Porsche as well as also also Volkswagen types.
The questioning can be planned to extend for “many hours” according to Volkswagen Group sources.
An Audi spokesman contacted by Autocar refused to comment on developments surrounding Stadler.
News of the questioning of Stadler by Jones Day follows the suspension through duties of Audi’s research as well as also also development boss, Stefan Knirsch, following an Audi supervisory board meeting in Ingolstadt on Friday 16 September.
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