Jun 18, 2018

Audi boss arrested over diesel affair

German carmaker Audi's chief executive, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested, parent company Volkswagen has said. A spokesman for VW said: "We confirm that Mr Stadler was arrested this morning. The hearing to determine whether he will be remanded is ongoing." Audi has been caught up in the diesel emissions scandal that has plagued VW. Last month, Audi admitted that another 60,000 A6 and A7 models with diesel engines have emission software issues. The so-called dieselgate emissions scandal first came to light in September 2015. On the open road, untested, the level of emissions would in practice be far higher - up to 40 times as bad as recorded under laboratory conditions.

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