VW emissions scandal – Audi confirms 1.4 million cars in Europe are affected
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Audi confirms of which over one million cars in Europe are affected by the Volkswagen Group’s emissions scandal
Audi has said of 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 of which the A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 in addition to Q5 type lines are affected by the scandal. Over 500,000 of the affected cars are in Germany, that has a further 13,000 inside the US.
These latest details come just days after German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt confirmed of which Volkswagen’s emissions data manipulation software was present on cars sold in Europe.
The news followed VW’s admission last week of which up to 11 million vehicles around the planet – in addition to a few million coming from VW alone – could be involved inside the emissions rigging scandal, which will be currently focused on cars fitted with the EA189 diesel engine.
To date, of which has been confirmed of which VW, Skoda in addition to Audi cars were sold with the engine in addition to cheat software fitted. Bentley, Lamborghini in addition to Porsche have all confirmed they are not affected.
Dobrindt told Sky News: “We have been informed of which also in Europe, vehicles with 1.6 in addition to 2.0 litre diesel engines are affected by the manipulations of which are being talked about.”
VW has already confirmed of 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 coming from around the planet since the firm admitted cheating inside the US emissions tests, including in Canada, Germany, Italy, South Korea, UK in addition to the USA. The UK government has already announced of 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, in addition to says of which will adjust its financial targets for 2015 as a result. The matter came to light when the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in addition to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) revealed of which while testing 2.0-litre, four-cylinder diesel cars of the Volkswagen Group they detected electronic manipulations of which violate American environmental standards.
The cost of shares inside the Volkswagen Group on the Frankfurt stock exchange fell sharply following the EPA’s announcement of its findings, in addition to about 30 billion euros has been wiped off the value of the company. The share cost dropped again on Wednesday morning as of which emerged of which additional countries in addition to regions are likely to check whether Volkswagen types conform to their own tests – although there were some signs of the stock value stabilising.
Volkswagen in addition to Audi cars inside the USA are fitted that has a ‘defeat device’ of which allows the vehicle to perform more efficiently inside the official emissions test than in real-world driving conditions. The device will be embedded inside the software code of which runs the ECU. of which detects when your vehicle will be being tested in addition to turns on full emissions controls, nevertheless the effectiveness of the device will be reduced in normal conditions.
According to the EPA, of which means of which the cars under investigation could be emitting up to 40 times the national standard for nitrogen oxide (NOx), which will be linked to asthma in addition to lung illnesses. The cars affected are 2009-2014 Jettas, Beetles, Golfs, Audi A3s, in addition to VW Passats built coming from 2014-15.
The EPA says of which the cars in question do not prove a safety hazard in addition to are still legally okay to drive in addition to sell on.
The issue will be investigated by the US Congress’s Oversight in addition to Investigations Subcommittee.
“Strong emissions standards are in place for the benefit of public health,” said House Energy in addition to Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton in addition to Oversight in addition to Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy in a joint statement.
“Manufacturers throughout the United States, in addition to across the planet, have developed leading technologies to reduce airborne emissions within the limits set by EPA in addition to state environmental agencies. However, reported EPA allegations of which certain Volkswagen types contained software to defeat auto emissions tests raise serious questions,” they said.
“We will follow the facts. We are also concerned of which auto consumers may have been deceived – of which what they were purchasing did not come as advertised. The American people deserve answers in addition to assurances of which of which 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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