The public prosecutor’s office in Braunschweig has accused three members of Volkswagen’s top management of stock market manipulation.
The latest development in the VW diesel scandal: German broadcaster Südwestrundfunk says new engines produced by Volkswagen also have emissions cheating software installed. If true, engines in several other car brands could also be holding the illegal tech. More in your KCRW Berlin News Brief.
Zoo Berlin has confirmed giant panda Meng Meng is indeed expecting, following several weeks of uncertainty. In other news, patriarch and former CEO of Volkswagen, Ferdinand Piëch has died at the age of 82. Piëch is credited with helping VW and other brands establish a global presence in the auto industry.