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See also: dieselgate



diesel +‎ -gate

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  1. (informal) The Volkswagen emissions scandal of 2015.
    Synonym: Emissionsgate
    • 2018 July 23, Vivienne Walt, “Volkswagen Races to Put ‘Dieselgate’ in the Rear View”, in Fortune magazine[1]:
      Volkswagen says it’s eager to talk about the future rather than rehash the scandal. But ignoring Dieselgate has proved impossible. Two weeks before Fortune’s visit to Wolfsburg, German prosecutors had levied a billion-euro penalty (about $1.17 billion) against Volkswagen for Dieselgate, one of the country’s biggest-ever industrial fines—and a blow against one of Germany’s most iconic companies.