In a statement sent just a few minutes ago at the Volkswagen Group, the , EPA american agency of environmental protection, – has reported the presence of devices (the famous defeat device) distort the emissions of nitrogen oxides from the engines 3.0 TDI when you are undergoing a test cycle. The same thing was already happening a little over a month with the 2.0 TDI, triggering one of the biggest scandals in the industry in years. By the looks of it, the Volkswagen Group has not learned the lesson.
vehicles currently affected are several Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche equipped with engine 3.0 V6 TDI, models 2014 to 2016.
it Seemed incredible that something like this was going to happen again. The Volkswagen Group recognized the presence of devices that alter the combustion parameters when the car is being subjected to a measurement of their level of emissions at 11 million engines TDI. Up to now it is known that the 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI of the family EA189 – and homologation Euro 5/Clean Diesel – are affected, but it was not known that the 3.0 TDI of six-cylinder also engañasen to the authorities when its emissions level is being judged.
, EPA has communicated through a “Notice of Violation” to the Volkswagen Group, which revokes the Certificate of Conformity which allows them to sell in the united States all the vehicles affected. The investigations still continue, but it is known that various Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche – the first time that the Zuffenhausen are involved directly in the scandal of the TDI – emit up to 9 times more nitrogen oxides than permitted by the legislation in the united states. All affected vehicles are models 2014, 2015 or 2016.
The vehicles that it has detected a new “defeat device” are the following:
2014 Volkswagen Touareg
2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel
2016 Audi A6 Quattro
2016 Audi Q5
2016 Audi A7 Quattro
2016 Audi A8/A8L
What’s going to happen now?
days ahead of black for the Volkswagen Group. The scandal of the engines TDI EA189 seemed to be controlled up to a certain point, but this new discovery adds a another dose of problems and distrust for the Volkswagen Group. In addition to being the first blemish on the pristine reputation of Porsche in its 60 years in the U.S. If the highest spheres of the Volkswagen Group knew the existence of this new “defeat device” and what has been hidden, can face very severe penalties on the part of a multitude of states.
Although the volume of vehicles affected is low, it could grow even more in the coming days. The Volkswagen Group must be provisioned many millions of euros additional to the call to review additional to which it must face, in addition to a loss of confidence even more. With the aggravating addition of be premium vehicles all equipped with engines 3.0 TDI, a market segment that does not forgive mistakes. We’ll keep you informed as soon as more developments of this announcement.