The extent of the fallout from the scandal, which erupted September 18 when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said VW had cheated on tests of its diesel cars, remains unclear as do the costs to Volkswagen.
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, certain Volkswagen diesel-powered vehicles are equipped with software that activates emissions control systems only when the cars are going through pollution tests.
The scandal broke out on September 18, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Volkswagen had to refit almost half a million cars equipped with illegal software to bypass diesel emissions tests.
It has suspended the delivery of cars which contain the EA 189 engine which uses the software, with the suspension remaining in place until the vehicles have been shown to comply with current European Union legislation.
Volkswagen Danmark revealed today it was looking into the situation that has left a few 11 million Volkswagen cars worldwide with software that has made it possible to hide the cars’ actual pollution levels during emissions testing.
The software at the center of Volkswagen’s emissions scandal in the US was built into the automaker’s cars in Europe as well, Germany said Thursday, though it isn’t yet clear if it helped cheat tests as it did in the U.S. Chris Grundler, director of the Office...
A report in the latest edition of AutoBild magazine says that during real world testing an all-wheel drive BMW X3 equipped with a turbo-diesel engine had emissions that were 11 times over the European limit. “No specific details of the test have yet been provided and...