VW introduces ‘production closure days’ due to new emissions tests
New tighter emissions tests in Germany have led the country’s biggest carmaker VW to shut down its main plant in Wolfsburg for 1-2 days per week, Reuters news agency reports. Other VW plants will also see their production volumes cut, as the new Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP), based on real driving conditions, has increased the emissions readings of several vehicles, delaying official road certification and sales, the article says.
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For background, read the factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility, and the dossier BMW, Daimler, and VW vow to fight in green transport revolution.