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The German carmaker Volkswagen (VW) has announced it will recall around 11 million cars following the emissions scandal that has mired the company in . Some industry predict the recall could cost the manufacturer more than $6.5 billion. Last week, VW admitted in diesel emissions tests in the United States and Europe. It manipulated to falsely show that VW cars were a lot more fuel- than was really the case. The company is Europe's largest carmaker and employs over 750,000 people. It has lost more than a of its market value on stock markets and has badly tarnished its as being a leader in clean energy.

Chief at VW could face criminal over the scandal. Olaf Lies, a Volkswagen board member, told the BBC TV programme Newsnight that some staff acted over emission tests. He said: "Those people who allowed this to happen, or who made the to install this , acted criminally. They must take responsibility." He added: "We only found out about the problems in the last meeting, shortly before the media did. I want to be quite , so we need to find out why the board wasn't informed about the problems when they were known about over a year in the United States."

 
 

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