Sep 28, 2015 07:05 AM EDT

Volkswagen Scandal UPDATE: Troubled Car Maker Faces Another Day Of Turmoil

Amid the controversy that hit Volkswagen, the company continues to thrive despite the state of turmoil it is currently in. Not surprising, though, is the fact that the recent scandal has pressured the company to suspend employees and pass the Chief Executive position to another person.

Last Friday, Volkswagen named Matthias Mueller as its new CEO, passing to him the urgent responsibility of clearing the taint in the name of the company that is now under the scrutiny of the public for the emissions scandal, Telegraph reported.

The former Porsche boss-cum-Volkswagen CEO in an attempt to win the trust of the embattled company's costumers recognized what he needs to urgently address.

He said, "My most urgent task is to win back trust for the Volkswagen Group by leaving no stone unturned and with maximum transparency, as well as drawing the right conclusions from the current situation."

In a not-so-surprising turn of events, Switzerland announced Saturday that it is banning the sale of Volkswagen diesel cars in response to the emissions crisis, The Guardian has learned.

The cars that were banned belonged to the Euro5 category, and all of them are said to be models that passed the emission tests through cheating.

With this, 180,000 cars that have yet to be sold are affected. However, the Swiss federal roads office said Volkswagen diesel cars that were already bought are allowed to be used by their owners.

In the U.S., aside from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Justice is also joining the investigation on the Volkswagen scandal, as reported by the BBC.

In the UK, the British department has not announced any plans to ban Volkswagen from hitting the roads, but an investigation is still ongoing.

The news came amid acting head of Volkswagen's supervisory board Berthold Huber statement ahead of the Nov. 9 shareholder meeting.

"The test manipulations are a moral and political disaster for Volkswagen. The unlawful behavior of engineers and technicians involved in engine development shocked Volkswagen just as much as it shocked the public. We can only apologize and ask our customers, the public, the authorities and our investors to give us a chance to make amends," Huber said.

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