VW emissions scandal: Audi as well as Skoda reveal affected cars
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Audi as well as Skoda reveal how many of their cars are affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal, with over one million Audis affected in Europe
Audi has said in which 2.1 million of its vehicles worldwide are affected by the Volkswagen emissions scandal, with 1.42 million of those cars residing in Western Europe.
The informaton, reported by Reuters, reveals in which the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 as well as Q5 product lines are affected by the scandal. Over 500,000 of the affected cars are in Germany, using a further 13,000 inside US.
Skoda has also revealed in which 1.2 million of its cars worldwide are affected by the scandal, although hasn’t declared how many of those are within Europe.
These latest details come just days after German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt confirmed in which Volkswagen’s emissions data manipulation software was present on cars sold in Europe.
The news followed VW’s admission last week in which up to 11 million vehicles around the entire world – as well as all 5 million via VW alone – could be involved inside emissions rigging scandal, which is actually currently focused on cars fitted with the EA189 diesel engine.
To date, in which has been confirmed in which VW, Skoda as well as Audi cars were sold with the engine as well as cheat software fitted. Bentley, Lamborghini as well as Porsche have all confirmed they are not affected.
Dobrindt told Sky News: “We have been informed in which also in Europe, vehicles with 1.6 as well as 2.0 litre diesel engines are affected by the manipulations in which are being talked about.”
VW has already confirmed in which all of its cars sold with EU6 compliant engines have been legally certified.
There have been calls for governmental probes in to VW’s actions via around the entire world since the firm admitted cheating inside US emissions tests, including in Canada, Germany, Italy, South Korea, UK as well as the USA. The UK government has already announced in which will launch an inquiry into the scandal.
VW has put aside a fund of €6.5bn (approximately £4.7bn) to cover the costs of dealing with the issue, as well as says in which will adjust its financial targets for 2015 as a result. The matter came to light when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) revealed in which while testing 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel cars of the Volkswagen Group they detected electronic manipulations in which violate American environmental standards.
The cost of shares inside Volkswagen Group on the Frankfurt stock exchange fell sharply following the EPA’s announcement of its findings, as well as about 30 billion euros has been wiped off the value of the company. The share cost dropped again on Wednesday morning as in which emerged in which various other countries as well as regions are likely to check whether Volkswagen designs conform to their own tests – although there were some signs of the stock value stabilising.
Volkswagen as well as Audi cars inside USA are fitted using a ‘defeat device’ in which allows the vehicle to perform more efficiently inside official emissions test than in real-world driving conditions. The device is actually embedded inside software code in which runs the ECU. in which detects when your vehicle is actually being tested as well as turns on full emissions controls, although the effectiveness of the device is actually reduced in normal conditions.
Reports have since surfaced in which Volkswagen was warned about the legality of its software as far back as 2007.
According to the EPA, This particular means in which the cars under investigation could be emitting up to 40 times the national standard for nitrogen oxide (NOx), which is actually linked to asthma as well as lung illnesses. The cars affected are 2009-2014 Jettas, Beetles, Golfs, Audi A3s, as well as VW Passats built via 2014-15.
The EPA says in which the cars in question do not prove a safety hazard as well as are still legally okay to drive as well as sell on.
The issue will be investigated by the US Congress’s Oversight as well as Investigations Subcommittee.
“Strong emissions standards are in place for the benefit of public health,” said House Energy as well as Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton as well as Oversight as well as Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy in a joint statement.
“Manufacturers throughout the United States, as well as across the entire world, have developed leading technologies to reduce airborne emissions within the limits set by EPA as well as state environmental agencies. However, reported EPA allegations in which certain Volkswagen designs contained software to defeat auto emissions tests raise serious questions,” they said.
“We will follow the facts. We are also concerned in which auto consumers may have been deceived – in which what they were purchasing did not come as advertised. The American people deserve answers as well as assurances in which This particular will not happen again. We intend to get those answers.”
A date for the US Congress hearing has yet to be set.
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