VW delayed on diesel cheating to try to cut deal with regulators, lawyers say

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test

On September 3, Volkswagen admitted to U.S. regulators that it had used illegal “defeat device” software in hundreds of thousands of its TDI diesel cars. But that information did not become public until September 18, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced VW’s cheating in a press conference. That delay led German… …read more