An environmentalist group protested at Volkswagen headquarters today in the wake of the automaker's emissions scandal by displaying a large banner reading “Das Problem,” a play on VW's “Das Auto” slogan.
Protesters from Greenpeace, an international environmentalist group, also spelled out “CO2” outside Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg headquarters by holding a “C” and a “2” along side the company’s circular logo.
The embattled automaker said last week it had underreported carbon dioxide emissions and fuel consumption on about 800,000 vehicles in Europe.
Greenpeace demanded the recall of all VW vehicles involved in the scandal, the Associated Press reported.
Volkswagen has also admitted to installing “defeat device” software that allowed vehicles with diesel engines to pass U.S. emissions tests, despite emitting up to 40 times the legal limit of nitrous oxide under normal driving conditions. The device was installed on 11 million cars worldwide, Volkswagen said.