2014 – True Emission Levels Unveiled The discovery of Volkswagen’s false emissions level was, in fact, uncovered by accident. In 2014, the US NGO International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) set out to prove modern diesels were clean and would bring down levels of CO2 emission and improve air quality. They partnered with a team …
Unclear on the technical issues behind the VW emissions scandal? A number of terms have been used to describe the core problem behind the VW emissions scandal. You’ve probably heard the terms ‘defeat device’ or ‘cheating software’. Both are actually describing a component that’s in all modern cars; the Engine Control Unit (ECU). The ECU …
Volkswagen Group of America has announced a ‘Goodwill Package’ worth $US 1000 for US owners of 2.0-litre diesel-powered cars affected by the Dieselgate scandal, but Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) says the same olive branch won’t be extended to local customers.
Increased scrutiny on diesel-powered cars’ emissions hasn’t revealed any other cheating cars beyond Volkswagen’s models, German magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported.
EU regulators have given Volkswagen 10 days to clarify its own admission that nearly a million of the company’s cars emit more CO2 pollution than originally claimed, the European Commission said on Tuesday.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission is now reviewing whether ads touting Volkswagen’s “clean diesel” engines amount to fraud, adding a new avenue for American regulators to punish the German automaker for its emissions-rigging deception.
VW said it came across the CO2 problems while it was investigating the extent of the diesel scandal, which is already set to cost the company billions of dollars.
Founder and Principal, Charles Bannister spoke to the ABC about the widening Volkswagen scandal. Bannister Law is now the lead Australian class action against the Volkswagen Group Australia and Audi Australia
The Volkswagen emissions scandal widened Monday when the U.S. government accused the German automaker of cheating for a second time. Although VW denied the charge, it faced the prospect of steeper fines and lost sales, as well as more intense scrutiny from disbelieving U.S. lawmakers.
Volkswagen Group Australia has been hit with the first round of class action in the wake of the global emissions-rigging scandal. Bannister Law filed two class actions on Friday. One was against Volkswagen Australia and the second was against Audi Australia.