“Dieselgate” Offender Volkswagens Costly Mistake. The German auto giant which owns brands such as Skoda, Audi, Bentley, and Porsche, was issued a violation notice by EPA in the United States in 2015 as it was found that they had cheated on their emissions tests and were, in fact, producing up to 40 times more emissions than in the evaluation./disclose
Volkswagen has taken parking lots to a whole new level in the United States. It will not be emptying them soon.A recent court filing shows that Volkswagen AG has paid more than $7.4 billion to buy back about 350,000 U.S. diesel vehicles through mid-February.
The German automaker has been storing hundreds of thousands of vehicles around the United States for months.
The filing from the program’s independent administrator said that Volkswagen has 37 secure storage facilities around the United States housing nearly 300,000 vehicles.
The lots include a shuttered suburban Detroit football stadium, a former Minnesota paper mill and a sun-bleached desert graveyard near Victorville, California.