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2015-12-10 11:58

EMISSIONS SCANDAL: Matthias Müller, Volkswagen CEO, will bring the world up to date regarding the emissions-cheating scandal during a live news conference in Wolfsburg, Germany. Image: AFP/ Odd Andersen

Germany - Volkswagen is reeling from the fallout of cheating on US emissions tests for nitrogen oxide in diesel vehicles, said in early November that an internal investigation had revealed "unexplained inconsistencies" in the carbon dioxide emissions from 800 000 vehicles.

On December 10, the embattled automaker will address the media in a live conference at 12:00pm (SA local) in Wolfsburg, Germany.

Watch the conference live at the end of this article. English translations are available.

Profit loss

Volkswagen's emissions-cheating scandal took a serious bite out of the automaker's US sales in November 2015.

Read: Emissions scandal: VW to face 'full-year' loss?

The automaker reported that November US sales fell almost 25% from a year ago. The company blamed the decline on stop-sale orders for diesel-powered vehicles that cheated on pollution tests.

Cheating software

VW has admitted that 482 000 2-litre diesel vehicles in the US contained software that turned pollution controls on for government tests and off for real-world driving. The government says another 85 000 six-cylinder diesels also had cheating software.

Read: Emissions scandal: How VW's 'defeat device' works

Facing the press

According to VW: "Hans Dieter Pötsch, chairman of the supervisory board of Volkswagen, and Matthias Müller, CEO of Volkswagen, will be bringing you up-to-date on the current status of the clarification process concerning the diesel issue and on the realignment of the Group during a Press Conference on December 10 at 12:00pm (SA local) at the MobileLifeCampus in Wolfsburg, Germany."

Watch the conference live below:

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