Volkswagen Says Latest Emissions Cheating Allegations from EPA are Baseless
In September, Volkswagen admitted that it illegally installed software in its eleven million diesel cars to cheat the emission test results. Since then the government agencies are running tests on all diesel passenger vehicles that run on the roads of the United States.
On Monday, however, the German car maker said that the recent allegations about similar software being used in its Porsche brand along with other high-end cars and sports utility vehicles equipped with six-cylinder diesels is baseless.
In a recent announcement, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board, hinted that Porsche, Audi and some other VW vehicles are also traced with similar problems which has caused much commotion in the automobile industry and there's no sign of slowing down. It the latest argument proves to be true, it could be a deadly blow to VW, as it earns most of the profit from its brands Audi and Porsche in North America. A statement was issued by the second largest automaker of the world, Volkswagen AG denying these allegations. The car manufacturer emphasized "that no software has been installed in the 3-liter V-6 diesel power units to alter emissions characteristics in a forbidden manner."
Earlier, Porsche had not been affected in anyways by the scandal but one of the diesel versions of Audi A3's name was involved in the scandal. On Monday, Audi of America said it will immediately stall the sale of its 2016 diesel models. However, in case Audi declines to stop sales, the EPA might suspend the required certificate for sale in the US.
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