Australia sues Volkswagen over alleged diesel emissions fraud

September 1, 2016 4:18 PM

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CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- The Australian government's consumer watchdog sued the Australian arm of Volkswagen under allegations the automaker intentionally concealed the level of toxic emissions from its vehicles.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission said the German automaker sold some 57,000 vehicles in the Australia with software that produced low nitrogen oxide emissions when tested, but switched to higher emission levels under normal driving conditions.

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