NEW YORK, November 26. /Corr. Kirill Volkov/. California authorities have demanded from the German automaker Volkswagen, is found in the falsification of environmental tests, in addition to recall about 16 thousand vehicles sold on the territory of this American state. About this informed on Wednesday Agency Associated Press.
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According to him, the requirement of California regulators is associated with revelations last week by reports that the software (SOFTWARE) to circumvent environmental regulations, has been installed on a greater number sold in the U.S. Volkswagen than previously thought. In total it comes to about 85 thousand cars of brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche 2009-2016 model years, equipped with three-liter diesel engines. Not less than 16 thousand of them have been implemented in California.
Agency for environmental protection USA, the leading regarding Volkswagen investigation, believes that at least one of the installed in these cars are able to pass tests on exhaust emissions. As previously reported the newspaper The Wall Street Journal the representative of Volkswagen, the company suspended sales of all cars with three-liter diesel engines in the U.S. until the investigation is complete.
Earlier claims of the American authorities concerned, mainly two-liter diesel cars from Volkswagen. As a result, the group recognized that the problem was set at 500 thousand of these machines sold in the USA.
Volkswagen was at the center of a scandal after the discovery on vehicles with diesel engines are software that allows you to bypass strict environmental standards of the United States. Investigation regarding the company started in several countries in Europe and Asia. As noted in the press release of the automaker, the problem of falsifying data environmental tests on the content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles affected to 11 million cars worldwide.