Today's Hard|Forum Post
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Monday September 21, 2015

VW Used Software In 482K Diesels To Skirt US Clean-Air Rules

It's going to be hard to claim ignorance when your company actually installed emissions-control software on almost a half million cars that is specifically designed to beat emission testing. eek! If you are VW owner, you'll probably want to read this follow-up article.

EPA officials called the software a "defeat device" that allowed VW and Audi vehicles to fulfill emissions standards in lab testing, but emit nitrogen oxides at up to 40 times allowable levels in real-world driving. Under federal law, the EPA can levy a maximum possible fine of $37,500 per vehicle, EPA officials said on a conference call with reporters today, meaning VW and Audi face potential fines of up to $18 billion for the alleged violations.