“Manipulation suspicion regarding Audi A3”
Laboratory emissions tests carried out by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) for the European Commission suggested that Audi manipulated the diesel engine in the current A3 model to meet emissions limits, report Joachim Becker, Alexander Mühlauer and Klaus Ott in Süddeutsche Zeitung. “This reeks of fraud, even regarding new diesel models,” Claude Turmes, Green Member of the EU Parliament told Süddeutsche Zeitung. Audi says that the “A3 was alright” and that independent tests had shown very good results, writes Süddeutsche.
Read the article in German here.
For background read the CLEW dossier The Energiewende and German carmakers.