Moscow. June 2. INTERFAX.RU – Munich Prosecutors have extended the investigation in respect of German automaker Audi. As stated in the Prosecutor’s office, now under investigation will examine the company’s sales not only in USA but also in Germany and other European countries, reports Deutsche Welle.
The investigation is carried out on the grounds of fraud and a criminal advertising. The result, however, has not yet received from the Federal office for transport (KBA) relevant data on possible fraud connected with underreporting on the exhaust, said the Prosecutor.
Earlier the Ministry of transport of Germany accused the Audi that the company installed almost 24 thousand cars premium illegal software in order to understate the data on the emissions during surveillance audits.
Audi is a subsidiary of German automaker Volkswagen. In total the manipulation of VW diesel engines has affected 11 million cars owned brands worldwide, including 2.1 million cars Audi.