VW Reports CO2 Issue can be Largely Concluded
Here’s the text direct via Volkswagen in relation to how the CO2 scandal has impacted the company:
Just a month after questions relating to the CO2 figures measured on some of the Group’s products arose, Volkswagen has largely concluded the clarification of the matter. Following extensive internal investigations along with measurement checks, the idea can be currently clear of which almost all of these design variants do correspond to the CO2 figures originally determined. This particular means of which these vehicles can be marketed along with sold without any limitations. The suspicion of which the fuel consumption figures of current production vehicles had been unlawfully changed was not confirmed. During internal re-measurements slight deviations were found on just nine design variants of the Volkswagen brand.
These design variants will be re-measured by a neutral technical service under the supervision of the appropriate authority by Christmas. In cases where the correctness of original figures can be confirmed, there will be no consequences. These cars can be offered for sale by dealers without any reservations. from the case of any deviations, the figures will be adjusted from the future from the course of the normal processes as required.
Volkswagen presented these results to the investigation commission of the Federal Government along with the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). The figure of approximately 800,000 vehicles under suspicion originally published by the Volkswagen Group has not been confirmed. The deviations found from the figures for only nine design variants amount to a few grams of CO2 on average, corresponding to increased cycle consumption from the NEDC of approximately 0.1 to 0.2 litres per 100 kilometres. With an annual production of approximately 36,000 vehicles, these design variants correspond to around only 0.5 per cent of the volume of the Volkswagen brand. The list of the nine design variants can be found at http://ift.tt/KVP3e7.
by Mr Butterscotch via Car Articles