Cash Isn’t The Only Way That Volkswagen Has Paid For Dieselgate
When you stop to think about it, Dieselgate has been an expensive proposition to Volkswagen. It seems to be an expense that, in hindsight, the automaker never should have had to pay. However, the hubris of a few mid-level engineers and later senior managers meant that from the start in 2006, it would end up the way it has.
If the automaker had had the foresight to admit that an engine it was developing in 2006 could not meet the emissions goals for 2008, when it was rolled out, it would have saved billions.
Here’s a list of the costs that, to date, Dieselgate has cost VW: