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Porsche chief to take the wheel at Volkswagen

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Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller is expected to be named Volkswagen's next CEO. AP photo Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller is expected to be named Volkswagen's next CEO. AP photo
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Multiple news sources say that Volkswagen has named Matthias Mueller, to succeed Martin Winterkorn as CEO of Volkswagen.

Mueller, 62, is currently the head of their luxury sports car maker, Porsche. The 62 year-old Mueller was selected after Winterkorn’s abrupt resignation announcement, coming on the heels of the Volkswagen diesel emission scandal.

The full 20-member supervisory board is expected to approve the appointment Friday in their meeting, and make the announcement public shortly afterwards.

Nearly 11 million diesel Volkswagens and Audis are affected by the emission cheat, which leaves the vehicles outputting as much as 40 times the allowed amount of nitrogen oxide.

Nitrogen oxide is a pollutant that can contribute to respiratory problems, which include asthma, bronchitis and emphysema. 

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