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Major conflict of interest...

Car emissions test body receives 70% of cash from motor industry | Business | The Guardian

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No different than Congress receiving all of its money from the people that write the laws, and they vote on.

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Another Defeat Device on VWs


According to Bloomberg
EPA's New Volkswagen Probe May Reveal Failure to Disclose - Bloomberg Business
another Defeat Device is under investigation by EPA in USA!
This device has been used in cars of different years. The working pattern is not known.
The result so far is that the 2016 diesel models in USA do not have a certification yet.
If the new found device is also fraudulent then the scandal will go into a new round.

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430000 US VW cars with fraudulent software

will need more than only a software update to reach standards
Mister Horn declared in his answers at the US congress.
Volkswagen rechnet mit hohem Verlust*- Phaeton-Nachfolger gestrichen - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Out of 500000 VW diesel cars in USA these 430000 will need a special katalysator and eventually more devices.

If this is true for US cars then the big rest of the 11 million in Europe will have the same problem...

As a result VW brand needs to save money now and has cancelled the project of the new Phaeton immediately.
As well some budgets for public relations and some high donations to sports clubs are affected.

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Loans for clean diesel engines to be returned?

VW Loans for Clean Engine Development Under Scrutiny, EIB Says - Bloomberg Business

Hoyer of European Investment Bank EIB said:
“If we determine that the loans that we have extended to drive engine developments have not contributed to combating climate change, but have possibly done the contrary, then that is a reputational problem also for us,” he said. Hoyer suggested that the bank was unlikely to request the loans be repaid, saying it had no interest in seeking to “wreck” the company."

The outstanding sum given to VW since 1990 sums up to 1,8 billion EUR.

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S&P downgrades rating VW
This will increase the cost on the debt

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As VW has a lot of cash and set already a sum aside for the cases on the line
they could in such case try to get out of the debts first. If the costs of those
would rise...

But a downgrade will have immediate negative impact on the stocks...
And for new debts of course - if there are any to be made.

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As VW has a lot of cash and set already a sum aside for the cases on the line
they could in such case try to get out of the debts first. If the costs of those
would rise...

What about forced buybacks? That could add up quickly.

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What about forced buybacks? That could add up quickly.

Mike

As mentioned in an article (earlier in the thread) VW has around 80 billion with all daughter companies
and brands before going broke. They set aside 7,5 billion for the cases in next quarter. 20 billion in cash will be
enough to handle the EIB debt.

For sure the unsold cars, the reparations and the eventually unsolved problems on older cars will be
a heavy burden and the long uncounted fights on the courts are most unpredictable.
This can be the death for a large dinosaur like VW.

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On a 'lighter note', Leonardo DiCaprio is going to produce a film about the VW scandal, Paramount and Appian Way (owned by DiCaprio) bought the rights to the book that Jack Ewing is going to write... Actors and producer not yet known

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