30 Mar '16, 11am

FTC sues Volkswagen for false 'clean diesel' advertising

FTC sues Volkswagen for false 'clean diesel' advertising

Stephen Edelstein 189 views Mar 30, 2016 The new Touareg 2-- to be release in May 2009 to dealers, among the other hybrids, clean diesels and E-85 vehicles at the Loveland Green Car Convoy event. Enlarge Photo For years, Volkswagen promoted its TDI models under the "clean diesel" banner, portraying them as environmentally superior, due to their high fuel economy while (supposedly) meeting strict new emissions standards. We now know the company was actually using "defeat device" software to mask its diesels' inability to meet those standards in real-world use. The "clean diesel" tagline is now a punchline, and it has become the basis for a new lawsuit against VW. DON'T MISS: VW diesel scandal now 6 months old; what have we learned? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now suing the embattled German carmaker, claiming it deceived customers with its "clean diesel" advertisin...

Full article: http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1103141_ftc-sues-volk...

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