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Volkswagen emissions scandal

Volkswagen has scrambled to contain the damage from the diesel emissions scandal by, saying it is already working on technical measures to refit 11 million vehicles that contain the illegal software. Lets read the article of Martin Saarinen

VW emissions scandal: recall details & $1,000 compensation for US owners

All the latest on the VW emissions scandal: Porsche now implicated, 800,000 cars (including petrols) have mpg and CO2 set too low

North American VW owners with affected vehicles are to receive $1,000 (£662) as an initial form of compensation from the VW Group – but UK owners have received no offers yet. The deal includes a $500 Visa gift card, a $500 dealership card and free 24-hour roadside assistance for three years. Appealing to the 482,000 US VW owners is the first step from the Group to rectify all 11 million vehicles affected. read here the full article http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/volkswagen/92893/vw-emissions-scandal-recall-details-1000-compensation-for-us-owners


If this article from VW is still not enough you can also read the article of Tim Pollard

Volkswagen’s emissions ‘cheat’ software scandal: UK sales slump 10%

Sales of Volkswagens have dipped by nearly 10% in October 2015, it emerged today as the UK’s new car sales figures were released. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said that VW sold 13,970 vehicles last month, down from 15,495 in the same month last year, as buyers stayed away in the confusion over #dieselgate. But in the first 10 months of 2015, the company remains nearly 7% up.

Earlier in November, Volkswagen became embroiled in a fresh raft of emissions ‘defeat device’ allegations, with the US Environmental Protection Agency alleging that 3.0-litre diesel engines in a variety of current VW, Audi and Porsche are fitted with software capping their nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions during testing but allowing levels up to nine times greater during ordinary driving. What’s more, VW has also admitted it has uncovered ‘irregularities’ in how it has measured CO2 levels in around 800,000 VWs, Audis, Skodas and Seats in Europe, a development which could cost the company a further €2 billion (£1.4bn) to rectify. Click here for full details

Dr Herbert Diess, CEO of the VW car division, said: ‘We are working at full speed on a technical solution that we will present to partners, to our customers and to the public as swiftly as possible. Our aim is to inform our customers as quickly as possible, so that their vehicles comply fully with regulations. I assure you that Volkswagen will do everything humanly possible to win back the trust of our customers, the dealerships and the public.’

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