German police arrested the leading engineer Porsche because of dieselgateApril 20, 2018
The head of the engine development department of Porsche is suspected of creating deceptive software for the motors of the Volkswagen concern
German police arrested the head of the engine development department of Porsche company Jörg Körner in connection with the so-called “diesel scandal” around the Volkswagen concern. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports this with reference to its own source.
In addition, the number of suspects fell head of the new research and development department of Porsche Michael Steiner, as well as another employee whose name is not called. All three are charged with fraud and the use of knowingly unreliable advertising.
Kerner joined Audi in 2004, where he was responsible for the development of electronic control of power plants and transmissions. The investigation believes that the company from Ingolstadt was the first to use in its engines “fraudulent” software, transferring them into a clean mode during environmental tests.
Jörg Körner worked with Volkswagen’s former top manager Wolfgang Hatz, who was arrested last year. He is suspected of playing one of the most important roles in dieselgate.
The scandal surrounding Volkswagen, associated with a deliberate understatement of the level of harmful emissions from diesel engines, broke out in the fall of 2015. For the German concern, the situation with Dieselgate turned into huge fines, the resignation of the leadership and multimillion-dollar reviews of cars around the world. Investigations around the diesel scandal VW continue to this day.