Volkswagen board knew of emissions scandal one month before EPA report

German car manufacturer Volkswagen’s top managers told the California Air Resources Board on 19 August that some of its diesel engines contained a mechanism for manipulating emissions tests – one month before the US Environmental Protection Agency said on 18 September that the car manufacturer had installed the illegal software in some of its cars, according to German newspaper Handelsblatt.

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