Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
revealed that Volkswagen's four-cylinder Volkswagen
and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009 to 2015
included software that intentionally cheated emissions
It is thought that approximately 11 million Volkswagen
vehicles around the globe may be affected by this desception.
Europe's largest carmaker has admitted to diesel emissions tests deceptive practices in the United States. And Germany's transport minister says it also manipulated them in Europe, where Volkswagen sells about 40 percent of its vehicles.
The company is under huge pressure to address a crisis that has wiped more than a third off its market value, sent shock waves through the global car market and could harm Germany's economy.
At this time, Volkswagen does not know the details of the planned refit or how it would make cars with the "cheat" software comply with regulations, or how this might affect vehicles' mileage or efficiency, which are important considerations for customers. It said it would submit the details to Germany's KBA watchdog next month.
Manipulating emissions results allowed Volkswagen to keep down engine costs in a "clean diesel" strategy that was popular in Europe and at the heart of a drive to improve U.S. results.
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