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VW revs up recall plan, hunts for culprits in pollution scam

VW revs up recall plan, hunts for culprits in pollution scam

The German government has given Volkswagen until October 7 to explain how it will resolve the pollution-cheating scandal

German auto giant Volkswagen shifted up a gear Wednesday in its plans to recall millions of cars fitted with pollution-cheating software as it boosted efforts to find the masterminds behind the scam. Following the departures of chief executive Martin Winterkorn and sales chief Christian Klingler in VW’s deepest-ever crisis that broke 12 days ago, more heads looked set to roll after the new CEO Matthias Mueller vowed to be “ruthless” in getting to the bottom of the affair. The steering committee of the carmaker’s supervisory board met on Wednesday to discuss the preliminary findings of the internal investigation into a scam that has rocked the automobile sector and wiped 29 billion euros ($32.5 billion) off VW’s market capitalisation.

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