News Digest Item
08 Jun 2017

“VW emissions scandal: Unsuccessfully upgraded”

Spiegel Online

Volkswagen’s diesel engines are still emitting nitrogen oxide above legal limit, even after being recalled and upgraded, Gerald Traufetter writes for Spiegel Online, citing a report by ZDF. In the wake of the VW emission scandal, German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt agreed to VW’s offer to provide affected cars in Germany with a software upgrade at a cost of 100 euros per vehicle, which appears to have actually exacerbated the problem. The new software features defeat devices that lead to higher nitrogen oxide emissions on the road than in test situations.

Read the Spiegel Online in German article here.

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