Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen, is stepping down.

BERLIN — Herbert Diess, who was chosen to lead Volkswagen after the costly and embarrassing diesel emissions scandal and usher the company into the electric age, is stepping down. The auto giant said Friday that he would leave at the end of August, without giving a reason for his departure.

He will be replaced on September 1 by Oliver Blume, the chief executive of Porsche, the company’s supervisory board announced.

“Herbert Diess has played a key role in driving the company’s further transformation,” Hans Dieter Pötsch, chairman of the board, said in a statement in which he thanked Mr. Diess for pushing the company to switch to electric vehicles.

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