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TaLinh- s3393121 Volkswagen emissions scandal According to Bowler (2015), Volkswagen is one of the biggest car maker companies in Germany as well as in the world after Toyota. The company has over 590,000 employees and can be produced approximately 41,000 cars a day. Volkswagen owns many luxury brands such as Audi, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche or Ducati. The company intends to develop intelligent innovation and technologies to satisfy customer’s demand as well as protect environment (VolksWagen 2014). Volkswagens tries to focus on producing environmentally friendly vehicles and this is main competitive strategy which company uses to compete with other car maker companies in the world. However, in 2015, Volkswagen has scandal regarding to cheating emission tests which decrease reputation of the company. This scandal seems to against competitive strategy of the company and breach the ethical behaviorsaffect on the benefits of customers (Hotten 2015). The reports willanalyze and discuss some ethical issues were occurred of Volkswagen. THE FACT According to Hotten (2015), in September 2015, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) discovered that over 482,000 cars were sold in the US were emitted from 10 to 40 times the legal amount of toxic than permitted. In fact, they found “defeat device or software” inside diesel cars that were designed to cheat the emissions test in the US (working mechanism of defeat device is clean diesel engines in the car and cut emissions through the techniques that were fitted inside vehicle) and Volkswagen also admitted this action such as Audi a3 and some other models such as Jetta, Beethle, Golt and Passat. However, the company also admitted that not only cars were sold in the US, but also over 11 million cars
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