22 Sep '15, 9pm

VW Admits 11 Million Diesels Globally Are Cheating

It appears the nearly half million diesel TDI models sold in the U.S. found implicated in a cheating scandal are the tip of the iceberg. Today from Frankfurt, the German automaker estimated 11 million of its cars were equipped with software enabling it to bypass emissions regulations. Michael Horn, President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America: “Our company was dishonest … we have totally screwed up” “Discrepancies relate to vehicles with Type EA 189 engines, involving some eleven million vehicles worldwide,” said the automaker in a statement . “A noticeable deviation between bench test results and actual road use was established solely for this type of engine. Volkswagen is working intensely to eliminate these deviations through technical measures. The company is therefore in contact with the relevant authorities and the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA – ...

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