Volkswagen Group has slashed the estimates number of vehicles in its European CO2 emissions scandal significantly.
VW Co2 Emissions Scandal
Bild am Sonntag says Volkswagen executives knew about irregular CO2 readings a year ago, countering VW's claim that it only found out this November.
Volkswagen admits that over 430,000 of its vehicles in Europe with inaccurate CO2 emissions ratings come from the 2016 model year.
Volkswagen won't fire whistleblowers who come forward to its internal investigation to admit wrongdoing before November 30.
VW engineers admit that they cheated to lower CO2 emissions for the company's vehicles because they couldn't meet the goals set by former CEO Martin Winterkorn.