The U.S. government has accused Volkswagen of falsifying environmental tests, Audi and Porsche

The U.S. government has accused Volkswagen of falsifying environmental tests, Audi and Porsche


Moscow. November 3. U.S. authorities said that the Volkswagen group is again falsified the tests of harmful emissions by about 10 thousand cars, reports AP.

According to the American Agency for environmental protection (EPA), the company knowingly installed defective software allowing to circumvent the level of emission of harmful substances.

We are talking about cars with three-liter engine. In particular, VW Touareg 2014 model year, Porsche Cayenne 2015 model year, and Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8 and Q5 model year 2006. According to EPA, carbon dioxide emissions about nine times higher than allowable standards.

In September it became known that in diesel engines, model EA 189 Volkswagen was installed, which allowed to reduce the recorded amount of pollutants emitted into the atmosphere during the tests. In connection with this, Volkswagen is going to recall about 11 million vehicles. In addition, the company offers the fines of government agencies in many countries and hundreds of trials in the private sector.

Analysts of the rating Agency Moody’s believe that the minimum cost Volkswagen in connection with the “diesel” scandal will amount to 9.5 billion Euro by the end of 2017, a maximum of 31 billion euros.