Audi says 2.1 million TDI engines put into their A1, A3, A4, A5, A6, TT, Q3 and Q5 models feature Volkswagen’s emission decreasing software, but only about 13,000 of those units made it to United States.
Reuters reports that 1.42 of those 2.1 million cars reside in Western Europe, with over half a million sold in Germany alone. This news shouldn’t really come as a surprise since Volkswagen already admitted that 11 million VW Group diesels are affected by the scandal, although the focus stayed on the EU5 Type EA189 engine so far.
While Skoda, Seat, Volkswagen and Audi has confirmed their involvement, Porsche remains in the clear for now despite using VW’s diesel technology as well.
Volkswagen says their newer EU6 compliant engines fitted into cars from the 2015 model year comply with all regulations.
In the meantime, Reuters also reports that German prosecutors have opened an investigation into former Volkswagen Group boss Martin Winterkorn, while other VW group executives such as VW’s Head of R&D Heinz Jakob Neusser, Audi Head of R&D Ulrich Hackenberg and Porsche board member Wolfgang Hatz have been suspended for the time being.
We heard rumblings of that last week too, but the company has not officially confirmed it yet.
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