Germany: Footage shows VW dealership on day emissions scandal causes share plunge

The world's second biggest automobile manufacturer Volkswagen braced itself for a fallout on Monday after the emission scandal that broke out in the USA hit Europe. On the same day, the German company's shares witnessed a fall of at least 18 percent in Europe, with some sources indicating this could be as high as 21 percent worldwide. Footage shows the VW dealership on Franklinstrasse in Berlin. Volkswagen has been forced by US authorities to recall about 500,000 cars after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found out that VW is using "defeat devices." Defeat devices allow diesel car computers to make the engine run 40 times cleaner during tests for emissions. Additionally, according to the agency, VW might face a multi-billion dollar fine as a result, with experts estimating that the whole incident could cost the car giant a total of around $18 billion (€16 billion). The EPA found the defeat devices in diesel cars including the VW Jetta, Beetle, Golf and Passat models as well as the Audi A3.