Last Friday, the EPA issued a citation to Volkswagen for equipping almost 500,000 diesel-powered cars sold since 2009 with software that can detect when the vehicle is undergoing federal testing for smog-forming emissions.
The Jetta and Passat exhibited NOx emissions between five and 35 times beyond the prescribed limit in the US. The model is manufactured exclusively in Spartanburg County. In fact, the car’s respiratory-harming NOx emissions exceeded future Euro 6 emissions levels –...
“All measured data suggests that this is not a Volkswagen-specific issue”, explained the worldwide Council for Clean Transportation (ICCT), the non-profit organization that tested the X3, in a statement, without providing more specific information.
According to the EPA website: “The November alleges that four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015 include software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for certain air pollutants”.