MOSCOW, October 15. Volkswagen announced the recall of about 8.5 million cars with diesel engines in the European Union. This was reported by Reuters.
Volkswagen was at the center of a scandal after the discovery in the car group with diesel engines, which allows you to bypass strict ecological standards of the USA. The investigation into the auto giant launched in several countries in Europe and Asia.
As noted in the statement by Volkswagen, the problem of falsifying data environmental tests on the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles affected to 11 million cars worldwide.
We are talking about the device that includes the full capacity of the exhaust system only during appropriate inspection machine. During normal operation of the vehicle this system is partially disabled. Thus, during the test is not fixed, for example, the level of nitrogen dioxide emissions, which can cause asthma attacks and other respiratory diseases.
The plan of elimination of infringements
The concern previously presented to the Federal Agency of road transport in Germany (BAFS) plan for the elimination of violations of environmental norms to the company’s cars, said the Minister of transport and digital infrastructure Alexander Dobrindt.
The letter, which, in particular, about the campaign to recall cars in workshops, enrolled in time, he said.
Previously, the government ordered the auto giant to 7 October to develop a plan for remediation.
BAFS will take a few days to study the document, said Dobrindt.
Then “will be made an independent decision on measures to implement the Volkswagen, and given the corresponding order”.