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Volkswagen Scandal: when the car lies

The nightmare will continue for years, just as it did for the banks

By Jonathan Evans  

A Volkswagen drives along Diesel-Strasse in Wolfsburg, Germany. © Julian Stratenschulte/dpa

The German car industry is an extended family, in which chief executives regularly move between the top slots at VW, Porsche and Mercedes. True to form, in the wake of the recent emissions scandal at Volkswagen, it was the head of Porsche who took over on the resignation of Martin Winterkorn, the boss of VW. So the recent emissions scandal is a blow not just to VW but to the German…

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