The European currency has become weaker due to the political situation in Greece, as well as several other economic changes. Several exporting companies, including Volkswagen AG (ADR) (OTCMKTS:VLKAY), are looking to benefit from the situation; the German automaker is looking to boost its vehicle exports.
At the Geneva Motor Show on Tuesday, Volkswagen AG’s (ADR) (OTCMKTS:VLKAY) Passat won 2015 European Car of the Year award. This is the second award Volkswagen has received this year. At the Detroit Auto Show, the German company’s Golf GTI won North American Car of the Year 2015, ahead of Ford Motor Company’s (NYSE:F) pony car, Mustang.
If you’re a mega corporation, one of the most annoying things about employees is that they expect to be paid for their work and as if that’s not enough, they also tend to draw a parallel between the performance of the company and what their labor is worth.
Volkswagen is facing huge fines, its reputation in tatters, and a CEO on the edge.
The company cheated diesel emissions tests in the U.S. for seven years.
It did so through a clever piece of software that could identify when it was being tested and reduce harmful exhaust so it looked as if the cars met requirements, when in fact they didn’t.