(...) Furthermore, it is likely that the US authorities will impose fines. The decisive factor is that Volkswagen itself actively contributes to the clarification of the events. Only in this way could the company hope for a concession from the authorities.


The interview is part of the title article in the Wirtschaftswoche of 26.9.2015. It is also available separately on the Wirtschaftswoche website. The assessment of Professor Dr Thomas M.J. Möllers has also been picked up and quoted by other media, such as the Handelsblatt, the Huffington Post or the news agency dpa.


In addition, Professor Dr Thomas M.J. Möllers commented on the possible economic consequences of the emissions scandal in an interview with the business magazine Standort38.de.