Internal investigation has discovered massive inconsistencies and cover up of Volkswagen’s ability to cheat on emission tests. The company has been steadfast in its statement the devices used to “cheat” on emission tests were only on the 11 million cars worldwide that were previously disclosed.
However the Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources Board have now accused VW of placing the devices on larger engines too. Volkswagen is carefully, but emphatically denying that any software has been installed in the 3-liter V6 diesel power units to alter emissions characteristics in a forbidden manner.
If the allegations are true, the company will have no defense and it will bring new concerns
into VW’s internal investigation. Volkswagen is already being criticized for blaming the scandal on a small group of engineers.
The financial ramifications are immense. The EPA can fine Volkswagen up to $18 billion for the wrongdoing already identified and more revelations of deceit would add to that number.
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Volkswagen’s Emissions Scandal Just Got So Much Worse