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Volkswagen Passats are offered for sale at a dealership on September 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The EPA has accused Volkswagen of installing software on nearly 500,000 diesel cars in the U.S. to evade federal emission regulations. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Volkswagen Passats are offered for sale at a dealership on September 18, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. The EPA has accused Volkswagen of installing software on nearly 500,000 diesel cars in the U.S. to evade federal emission regulations. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The Volkswagen stock is down 20 percent and the CEO has issued an apology after news that the German car maker programmed its diesel vehicles to cheat on smog tests.

The company whose mid-size sedan became the most popular car in America earlier this year is now facing a major recall.

So what happens with that new line of electric cars they just previewed at the Frankfurt Motor Show?

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd talks to Paul Eisenstein, web publisher of The Detroit Bureau about the future of the company.

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This segment aired on September 21, 2015.

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