VW, a top-selling automaker known for its German engineering, clean-diesel technology and strong market share since 1937, cheated emissions testing using software in 11 million vehicles with small diesel engines worldwide. By recognizing when the vehicles were undergoing emissions testing, performance was modified by the software.
Time discovers truth, though sometimes it can take years to be discovered. In the case of Volkswagen, who started selling their first emission-test-cheating diesels in 2009, it took six years for the truth to be revealed, and now we all watch in disbelief as a giant in the auto industry comes tumbling down.
But while we bamboozled drivers are advised to "wait to see what happens," no one is specifically addressing the emotional pain and suffering of discovering our unwitting collaboration in this environmental fraud, we who paid a premium to buy green vehicles while essentially operating as superfund sites.