By David Mittleman

Volkswagen has admitted to manipulating 11 million vehicles to lie to regulators about emissions. VW had installed software in its so-called “Clean Diesel” sedans to sense when the vehicle was being tested for emissions and provide a result that indicated compliance with environmental regulations. When tested under real-world conditions, however, VW cars emitted huge amounts of dangerous pollutants.

Volkswagen had heavily advertised its “Clean Diesel” cars, promoting them as eco-conscious while still being more fun to drive than hybrid or electric cars. Many VW purchasers were duped into buying what they thought were earth-friendly, …read more