Wow. What a mess. http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/03/volkswagen-gasoline-emissions-lied/ now its gasoline models are implicated in the scandal as well. On Tuesday, Volkswagen reported that it understated the level of carbon dioxide emissions of about 800,000 vehicles, including gasoline-powered models. This is the first confirmation that some of Volkswagen’s gasoline-run vehicles do in fact exceed carbon dioxide emissions. I… Continue reading Not just diesel motors
Same problem, different motor
This just in; http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/02/epa-discovers-defeat-device-in-more-vw-tdi-engines/ In a sternly worded letter, the United States Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new set of allegations against Volkswagen claiming that so-called emissions defeat software has been found in the company’s 3.0-liter TDI V6 diesel engines. This is a completely different engine than the 2.0 TDI that has already been… Continue reading Same problem, different motor
Emission testing. Dodgy for years.
It seems that the current VW scandle is nothing new. They and many others have been at it for years. This long but interesting read from Ars is worth your time if you have deeper interest in the topic. http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/10/volkswagens-emissions-cheating-scandal-has-a-long-complicated-history/ Here are some highlights if you are short of time. Because defeat devices have such… Continue reading Emission testing. Dodgy for years.
VW are in deep trouble.
It surprises me that this sort of thing still surprises me. http://arstechnica.com/cars/2015/09/volkswagen-group-must-recall-500000-diesel-cars-for-cheating-on-smog-tests/ On Friday, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) accused Volkswagen Group of purposely installing software on some of its cars to cheat on emissions tests. According to the New York Times, Volkswagen Group will have to recall 500,000 Volkswagens and Audis on which… Continue reading VW are in deep trouble.