The chief executive of German carmaker Audi, Rupert Stadler, has been arrested in reference to an investigation into the diesel emissions scandal.
A spokesman for Volkswagen, which owns Audi, confirmed he had been arrested on Monday. A like has remanded him in custody.
Munich prosecutors talked about they’d acted thanks to a possibility that Mr Stadler might see to suppress proof.
Audi has additionally been embroiled within the emissions scandal that has plagued VW.
Final month, it admitted that one other 60,000 A6 and A7 devices with diesel engines like emission instrument components.
That’s on top of the 850,000 recalled last year by Audi, of which finest some like been stumbled on to require modification.
The so-called dieselgate emissions scandal first came to gentle in September 2015.
Volkswagen admitted that nearly 600,000 vehicles sold within the US were fitted with “defeat devices” designed to avoid emissions tests.
It talked about it had keep in instrument in eleven million diesel vehicles worldwide that will speak after they were being examined and decrease their emissions.
On the originate avenue, untested, the extent of emissions would in practice be a long way higher – as much as 40 times as contemptible as recorded below laboratory conditions.