The responsibility was taken by one of the senior managers of the company.
Carrying out experiments on people and animals is strongly condemned by members of the public and politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel and many Ministers.
The automaker Volkswagen AG has temporarily suspended the Director of external relations Thomas Steeg because of a scandal involving the financing of testing the impact of exhaust gases on humans and animals. This is stated in the press release of the company.
According to a press release from the company, his removal will be effective until the end of the investigation issue. His duties will temporarily move his Deputy Jens Hanefeld.
“Steeg took full responsibility, and I respect that,” said Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller.
Earlier newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung and Stuttgarter Zeitung reported that the German company Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW funded the tests on humans conducted by the European research Association for the protection of the environment and health in the transport sector.
Daimler and BMW said that had nothing to do with carrying out experiments on monkeys. The VW was recognized by such tests is a mistake.