VW CEO Apologizes for TDI Clean Diesel Scandal at the 2015 LA Auto Show
Addressing the elephant in the room, Michael Horn, president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, apologized for the clean diesel emissions scandal that recently came about affecting TDI vehicles across the globe. He said, “We are committed to do what’s necessary.” Then he spoke briefly about the $1000 Goodwill Package and other steps they had taken to satisfy the government as well as their customers. Over 120,000 VW TDI owners had signed up for the Goodwill Package, which represents about 25% of total affected vehicles.
He also told the press that taking care of it’s customers and righting this issue was the number one priority for everyone in the company right now. Then he moved on to the “real stuff” as he called it and started talking about VW’s debut vehicles. After answering a few questions to the press, who were pushing for more answers on a resolution for the scandal, he quickly ran for cover at the Audi press conference.