How VW's scandal threatens the reputation of 'German engineering'

Published September 23, 2015 This content is archived.


An article in The Washington Post about the Volkswagen emissions scandal and the threat it poses to the company’s reputation quotes Trina Hamilton, associate professor of geography, who studies corporate responsibility and drives a diesel 2013 Jetta SportWagen. “Whether you drive a Prius or a Hummer or a VW, you make some sort of judgment, however stereotyped, about people,” she said. “If you bought this as a signal of your environmental commitment, that is tarnished. I feel kind of conspicuous driving it now.” She also was quoted in an article on Politico.

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