As if some Volkswagen TDI owners don’t already feel bad enough, given the recent diesel scandal, someone is further shaming them. Flyers full of bad information are being left on TDI cars in eco-friendly Portland, OR.
Portland-based sandwich joint Lardo posted a picture of the flyer to their Instagram account yesterday morning. Along with annoying font color changes, the flyer incorrectly states that the diesel car spews two to four times more pollutants than a Chevy Suburban. The author of the flyer also throws a Nazi mention in there for good measure, though they get the history wrong, too. Volkswagen wasn’t founded by Nazis, though the Nazi government did create a nationalized car industry to build the ‘People’s Car’, originally designed by Ferdinand Porsche. The factory ended up making war machines instead. Volkswagens weren’t really produced until after the fall of the Nazis at the end of World War II.
Check out the instagram pic.