Dieselgate – level 1

31-03-2021 07:00

Volkswagen is a German carmaker. The company uses a special software. This software changes information about emissions. A US government organization finds out the truth. It is a big scandal. People call the scandal Dieselgate.

Volkswagen must change some parts in many of its cars. The company must pay lawyers. All this costs Volkswagen more than 38 billion dollars. It is important to find out who is responsible for Dieselgate.

It seems that two men are responsible. One man is the boss of Volkswagen in the past. The other man is the boss on Audi in the past. Both men say that they do nothing wrong. Volkswagen says that the men must pay some money to the company.

Difficult words: carmaker (a company which makes cars), emission (gas which a car makes when it goes), scandal (something that happens and it makes many people angry).

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