What is the so-called Dieselgate Scandal?
Irving, TX personal injury attorney Michael Heygood talks about the Dieselgate Scandal.
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Dieselgate is really pretty simple. Volkswagen decided that they wanted to get a bigger share of the diesel market, but diesel was hard to market because it’s considered a dirty type of environmental way to power your vehicles. So what they did is they started marketing a clean diesel and they did that despite the fact that they were simply committing fraud and lying that these new diesel engines were complying with EPA regulations. They had developed a computer software algorithm that they put in the vehicles that allowed them to bypass all EPA tests. It took years for this to become noticed, but once it did become noticed and the scandal became known they fully admitted that they set in boardrooms and they just tried and decided to defraud their customers.