Moscow. November 24. German concern Volkswagen AG has received permission to eliminate violations in more than 90% of the cars affected by “diesel scandal” in Europe, Bloomberg reported.
Chief Executive officer, Volkswagen Matthias Mueller said that the German regulator automotive sector, KBA – endorsed the proposal by the automaker on the replacement of software in cars with two-liter engine and supported in principle the plan of the company on elimination of violations in vehicles with an engine capacity of 1.6 liters.
According to Muller, the correction of problems in vehicles with 1.6-liter engine will be less complex than previously thought. In addition to the update, these cars will need “relatively simple changes” in the system air filters, he said.
In cars with an engine capacity of 1.2 liter, probably only need a software update, and the company intends to grant to the KBA the plan of elimination of infringements in these cars by the end of November, said Mueller.
“Our assumption, which will require significant changes to the engines, not confirmed,” he said.
According to Mueller, the cost of Troubleshooting in vehicles affected by the scandal in Europe, are “controlled”.
The review in Europe as part of the “diesel scandal” be about 8.5 million vehicles Volkswagen.
In addition, the head of Volkswagen announced that the Agency environmental (EPA) and the California Council on the protection of air resources has allowed the company to submit for the consideration of regulators ON a new version for 85 thousand cars with diesel engines.
In that case, if the replacement is approved, the cost of remediation in these machines will be counted in the “middle double-digit millions of euros”, said müller.
The Volkswagen scandal erupted in September 2015 after the EPA revealed that the company installed in its vehicles with diesel engines are computer programs that during inspections understate the indicators of harmful emissions. In total, the number of vehicles, subject to review, is more than 11 million
Volkswagen shares on Tuesday rose in price by 2.5%.