Also affected V6 engines?

Washington / Wolfsburg, November 3 2015

You may also see the V6 diesel in the VW Group are affected by the fraud in the exhaust gas measurements. This maintains at least the US EPA (Environmental Protection Agency ), as numerous media last Monday ( 3 November ) unanimously reported. VW immediately denied. You do not have any software installed in the three-liter V6 diesels to change the emission values ​​in an unacceptable manner.

Involved around 10,000 cars in the US

According to the notification of 2 November on the official EPA website VW, Audi and Porsche have a shutdown facility ( "Defeat device" ) with the 3.0-liter engines from the model years 2014-2016 installed. The nitrogen oxide emissions were located up to nine times over the EPA limit. Affected are next to the VW Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne and the Audi models A6, A7, A8 and Q5. Around 10,000 vehicles had been sold them in the United States. " VW has disregarded its obligation once again, to adhere to the laws that protect the clean air for all Americans ," said Cynthia Giles, a leading EPA official.

Screening led to new results

On September 18, 2015, the EPA had informed about increased emission values ​​for vehicles of VW Group with 2.0-liter diesel. Since then examine the EPA and the California Environmental Protection Agency CARB ( California Air Resources Board ) and the Canadian authorities, whether in addition to the known vehicles, other ?? not only from the VW group ?? are affected. This screening now led to the recent publication of the EPA.

Similar factors from ICCT measured

The factor of nine, to the lie which is now identified nitric oxide levels above the limit, is of the same magnitude as the factors that were measured by the ICCT ( International Council on Clean Transportation ) in Europe. The Environmental Institute had reported on 3 September 2016, a study of 32 different Euro 6 diesel models. Then the real nitrogen oxide emissions were 2.3 to eight times higher than the Euro 6 limit, once even 15 times higher, depending on the exhaust after-treatment used. Whether behind a defeat device plugged in, has not been investigated in the study . ( sl )