The Volkswagen deception is now a global problem. The trickery is much bigger than VW first acknowledged last week when the EPA demanded that a half million diesel vehicles in the US be recalled. In an announcement today, VW says that the same engine software that skirts emissions tests in the US is installed on an estimated 11 million diesel cars worldwide. The “discrepancies relate to vehicles with Type EA 189 engines,” VW writes, which includes Audis, VWs, Skodas, and Seats. “A noticeable deviation between bench test results and actual road use was established solely for this type of engine.”
The whole release, which is currently not available on VW’s press site but was copied in its entirety by Jalopnik earlier this morning, is written in passive voice, never actually admitting guilt. Based on this language, Volkswagen could say an evil dragon installed the software without its knowledg...
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