EPA Says VW Used Defeat Devices in Porsches, Audis, SUVs; VW Says No

EPA Says VW Used Defeat Devices in Porsches, Audis, SUVs; VW Says No

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board said that new testing shows that Volkswagen AG used software similar to that in its diesel cars to evade emissions rules in the 2014 VW Touareg, 2015 Porsche Cayenne and 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L and Q5. All are equipped with 3-liter diesel engines that allegedly allow emissions of nitrogen oxide up to nine times the levels allowed by the EPA.  VW denied the claims.  The allegations pose a new threat to VW, which makes most of its profits in North America from Audi and Porsche. [11/3/15]

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