Tag Archives: diesel emissions scandal

VW ordered to recall 2.4million cars

Volkswagen has been ordered to recall 2.4 million cars in Germany by the country’s automotive watchdog as a result of the ongoing diesel scandal. German media reports suggest the KBA earlier rejected VW’s proposals that car owners could voluntarily bring their cars in for repair. Meanwhile, Italian police have raided VW offices in Verona and Lamborghini offices in Bologna. Reports […]

30 managers involved in VW scandal

At least 30 managers were involved in Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating scandal, according to reports today in German magazine Spiegel, citing internal and external sources. VW’s US CEO Michael Horn last week blamed ‘a couple of software engineers’ for installing the software that defeated emissions tests and said it was not a corporate decision. Volkswagen declined to comment on the Spiegel report. […]

400,000 VW cars need injectors

Around 400,000 Volkswagen cars in the UK will need fuel injectors altered as well as a software fix, according to the UK boss. Paul Willis, UK managing director, said that cars fitted with the 1.6Litre diesel engine would need the injectors modified. Those with the larger 2Litre engine would only need a software fix, he told the Commons Transport select […]

ECP ask experts about VW scandal

Euro Car Parts has asked experts in emissions-related repairs what they make of the VW ‘defeat device’ scandal affecting Audi, Seat, Skoda, VW and VW Commercial vehicles. Tony Wilson, managing director of Klarius said, ‘The Volkswagen emissions scandal began when regulators in America discovered software designed to cheat their stringent emissions test. VW has since announced that 11million of its […]

EU could recall VW money

The European Investment Bank (EIB) could recall millions in loans made to Volkswagen over its involvement in the ongoing diesel emissions scandal. Werner Hoyer, chief executive of the EIB, said the EU-wide lender was in the process of examining whether any of its funds had been used to help the company cheat emissions targets. The EIB could recall up to […]

Transport Secretary issues statement on VW

Following VW’s admission about using defeat devices, Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, has highlighted the importance of protecting UK consumer interests. At a meeting of European transport ministers in Luxembourg yesterday (8 October 2015), he continued to press the European Commission to introduce real-world driving emissions tests as soon as possible. Patrick McLoughlin said, ‘The needs of consumers must be at […]

VCA in conflict of interest?

The body in charge of examining the practices of the motor industry following the Volkswagen emissions scandal has come under fire after it emerged that almost 70 per cent of its funding comes from the companies it is investigating. According to its latest annual report, the Vehicle Certification Agency receives 69.91% of its income from car manufacturers, who pay it to certify […]

Chancellor says crisis won’t hurt Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she does not think that the Volkswagen emission scandal will hurt Germany’s image in the long-term. The chancellor admitted that the emission fraud committed by the car manufacturer was ‘dramatic’, but said that the industry in Germany overall will be affected. ‘It is, of course, a dramatic event which is not good,’ she said. ‘But I think […]

More VM’s involved in DieselGate?

Four major vehicle manufacturers have been drawn into the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal after Government-funded research revealed that their engines are emitting toxic fumes at up to seven times the legal limit. The Institute for Transport Studies at Leeds University tested hundreds of new diesel cars on UK roads and found that popular brands including BMW, Ford, Mazda and Mercedes, as […]

Consumers won’t incur extra diesel tax

The government has announced today, 2 October 2015, that UK taxpayers will not incur higher Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) if their existing vehicles are found to be fitted with illegal software that manipulates emissions tests. Following VW’s admission of using ‘defeat devices’ in diesel cars, there is an ongoing UK government investigation which began last week into the extent of […]

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