Audi after being caught up in the Volkswagen emission cheating scandal have fired four of her engineers from the diesel section of the industry.
According to Handelsblatt’ report on Monday, the fired engineers are Audi’s former chief of engine development, Ulrich Weiss, and the automaker’s former head of emissions in the U.S with three other engineers.
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Weiss was sacked barely few days after he told German Labour Court that Audi CEO Rupert Stadler was aware of the illegal software installed in the autos in 2012.
Weiss who have been on paid leave for over a year and half said Stadler was aware of the software installed by the company but Stadler denied the allegation saying he only knew about the device during the Volkswagen scandal.
An Audi spokesman confirmed to Automotive News Europe the dismissal of four engineers including Weiss but declined to comment on the names of the other engineers.