Analysis: Why VW's emissions fraud is such an outrage
That's the difference between Volkswagen's faked diesel emission tests and earlier auto scandals. It's what makes this worse than GM's ignition switches, Toyota's runaway cars or Ford-Firestone's exploding tires.
Volkswagen set out to cheat emissions tests and sell cars that would damage human health and the environment. The other automakers seemed legitimately baffled and eager to address their crises.
VW paused sales of its popular and profitable diesels when it couldn't meet American standards a decade ago, and practically dislocated a shoulder patting itself on the back... read more