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Volkswagen admits petrol-based vehicles have 'irregularities', too

Things get worse for Volkswagen, which has admitted it found 'irregularities' in its petrol-based vehicles, too
By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 6:32 am

Things are far from good for Volkswagen, with the company now admitting that its emissions scandal has breached out of only diesel vehicles being affected, to petrol-based cars, too.

 

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The German company saw environmental tests failing on its diesel cars, after it was found that it had installed software that would make their cars run cleaner during government testing. Volkswagen said in a statement: "During the course of internal investigations irregularities were found when determining type approval CO2 levels".

 

The company added: "Based on present knowledge around 800,000 vehicles from the Volkswagen Group could be affected. An initial estimate puts the economic risks at approximately $3.04 billion (€2 billion)". This number could rise much higher, and I think it will, as the problems are continuing for the company in the wake of petrol-powered vehicles being thrown into the mix.

NEWS SOURCES:Couriermail.com.au

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