Volkswagen’s emissions tampering scandal—which rocked the entire automotive industry—is not over.
Take a look at what a protester did during a Geneva Motor Show press conference while VW exec Juergen Stackmann was presenting the new brand’s new “Up!”
Comedian and activist Simon Brodkin interrupted the press conference to place a fake “cheat box” beneath the car. He’s the same guy who
threw a wad of cash
at former FIFA president Sepp Blatter in July.
Though the Brodkin didn’t help the company’s PR problems, its chief executive, Matthias Mueller, spoke at the car show, and said he and the company were
trying to “learn from past mistakes.”
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"2016 is the year when we intend to solve the problem with our diesel engines for our customers, and when we realign the group for the future," he said.
“We are tackling this twofold task with the necessary respect, but also in the firm conviction that the group and its brands can and will emerge from this
difficult phase even stronger.”
Mueller also told Bloomberg that talks with U.S. regulators about fixing the manipulated diesel cars were “intensifying.” The company may look to
buy back some vehicles, and Mueller mentioned it could end up producing electric cars in America.
The company has more than $7.27 billion set aside to address the scandal, but it still might not be enough, according to Mueller.