Volkswagen: Newer Diesel Engines ‘Comply with Legal Requirements and Environmental Standards’

By Jesse Sokolow on 22 October 2015
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2015 Golf SportWagens earlier this year

2015 Golf SportWagens earlier this year

Volkswagen said on Thursday that its newest diesel engines did not have any kind of defeat device installed on them. The German automaker previously admitted to installing a so-called defeat device on older engines that effectively lowered emissions when tests were conducted on over 11 million diesel-powered vehicles worldwide. The company now faces investigations in dozens of countries where its vehicles are sold.

The announcement covers Volkswagen’s EA28 engines designed for EU5 and EU6 emissions standards.

The automaker said in a statement that “no software constituting an improper defeat device as defined in law is installed in vehicles with EA 288 EU5 as well as EU6-engines in the European Union.” As a result, “new vehicles of the Volkswagen Group offered within the European Union with those engines comply with legal requirements and environmental standards.”

The news that Volkswagen was selling diesels with software that could cheat during emissions tests broke in early September.

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