Elon Musk is currently under fire for what we would describe as the most expensive tweet of the year. However, Volkswagen has finally ended rides with Rupert Stadler the suspended CEO of Audi with immediate effect.
It was made known to Journalist that the decision appears to be a mutual one as Stadler cannot fulfill his duties to the company or board because he’s currently in pretrial detention.
A press release states that he “wishes to concentrate on his defense,” and as a result, he will no longer work in any capacity for the Volkswagen Group.
Stadler was arrested in June over his role in “Diesel-gate,” a scandal that came to light in 2015 over the emissions readings of diesel vehicles.
Volkswagen, the parent company of Audi, admitted to installing software that cheated emissions tests. The software was installed on over 11 million diesel vehicles. Volkswagen’s former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, has already been charged with wire fraud and conspiracy, and other executives have been indicted as well.
The Audi CEO has maintained he had no knowledge of Diesel-gate, and prior to his arrest.