Volkswagen Blames ‘Chain of Mistakes’ for Emissions Scandal – Wall Street Journal

Posted: Friday, December 11, 2015

WOLFSBURG, Germany—Volkswagen AG on Thursday blamed a damaging emissions crisis on a “chain of mistakes” that began with the company’s diesel push into the U.S. in 2005 and “culture of tolerance” for rule-breaking that allowed the deception to continue for a decade.

While offering few specifics, the company’s chairman and chief executive acknowledged that engineers introduced software that would lower emissions of nitrogen oxides in…

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