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Stadler exits Audi amid ongoing ‘dieselgate’ crisis

Moving on: Audi’s chairman of the board of management, Rupert Stadler (left), and member of the board of management for technical development, Peter Mertens, have left the company.

VW parts ways with Audi CEO Stadler as tech chief Mertens resigns for health reasons

9 Oct 2018

- Audi AG has last week announced two key departures from its board of management, with chairman Rupert Stadler and technical development chief Peter Mertens both leaving the German prestige car-maker.
- Mr Stadler has been in pre-trial detention since June over his alleged role in the ongoing ‘dieselgate’ emissions-cheating scandal, and has now had his contract with the supervisory boards of both the Volkswagen Group and Audi AG terminated “with immediate effect”.

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