Volkswagen Takes Apology Tour To Congress
Volkswagen's Michael Horn apologized in front of a U.S. congressional panel Thursday.By Jay Strubberg | October 8, 2015
The head of Volkswagen’s U.S. division apologized for the company’s emissions scandal as he appeared before a congressional panel Thursday.
CEO Michael Horn told lawmakers he knew there was an issue concerning vehicle emissions standards last spring but said he was not aware of the so-called "defeat device" that helped its vehicles cheat emissions tests.
“Let me be very clear about this," Horn said. "While I was told about the EPA process, I was not then told nor did I have any reason to believe our vehicles included such a device.”