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Volkswagen Pollutes Its Reputation with Software to Cheat Emissions Testing C03-c04p150-505-Volkswagen-Forough Ameri Pouyan.docx Student number: 500869295 This composition is about Volkswagen polluting its fame by using software to cheat emissions testing. Volkswagen is German for “people’s car”, a German automaker founded on May 28, 1937 by the German Labor Front and headquartered in Wolfsburg . It is the flagship marque of the Volkswagen Group , the largest automaker by worldwide sales in 2016. In 2016, it was the world's largest automaker by sales, overtaking Toyota . It has maintained the largest market share in Europe for over two decades. It ranked seventh in the 2016 Fortune Global 500 list of the world's largest companies. Volkswagen Group sells passenger cars under the Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagenmarques; motorcycles under the Ducati brand; and commercial vehicles under the marques MAN, Scania, and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. It is divided into two primary divisions, the Automotive Division and the Financial Services Division, and has approximately 340 subsidiary companies. The company has operations in approximately 150 countries and operates 100 production facilities across 27 countries. Volkswagen used a software that allowed its cars to activate emission controls during emission tests but during normal use to release up to 40 times the permitted amount of nitrogen oxides, or NOx, which help generate nitrogen dioxide—low-hanging ozone that blankets cities—and
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