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VW began cheating on emissions tests in 2008: sources

Former CEO Martin Winterkorn, who vowed in 2008 to triple sales in the US within a decade, had a reputation for dealing harshly with subordinates who failed to meet targets.


VOLKSWAGEN began installing software designed to cheat on emissions tests in 2008 after realising that a new diesel engine, developed at great expense, could not meet pollution standards in the United States and other countries, people with knowledge of the carmaker's internal...

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