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Published on September 21st, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan


Hitler Responds To Volkswagen Scandal (Video), VW Stock Down 24%

September 21st, 2015 by  

Well, this was inevitable…

If you’re new to the internet, that scene has been given completely incorrect subtitles numerous times for entertainment/amusement purposes. In fact, one has previously been made for “Hitler’s response to Tesla’s free Superchargers,” which I shared before but will pop here again:

As I shared the other day (and everyone in the world seems to have heard by now), Volkswagen got busted for tricking US EPA emissions testers in a despicable act of public assault. The company put software into nearly 500,000 diesel vehicles to make these vehicles burn their diesel more cleanly while undergoing tests… but not while actually in use. The public harm is immeasurable, but certainly very considerable. In layman’s terms: Volkswagen Group attacked the American public and lied to the US government and buyers in what can genuinely be termed an act of evil.

The latest news is that Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has provided a generic, PR-team-scripted apology; Google already has Herbert Diess as CEO (like he didn’t know what was going on); and Volkswagen stock has dropped ~24%

VW Stock

I imagine this is just the beginning, and I’m going to go ahead and write another article right after this one based on the comment of a Gas2 and CleanTechnica reader with extensive experience in this realm of the auto world.

h/t RobStark for the top Hitler video 

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species). He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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