UK Government to launch VW probe

25 September 2015

Volkswagen-Logo After the threat of a gigantic class action lawsuit, Volkswagen's emissions scandal is not going anywhere, any time soon, as the UK Government is planning their own probe into the whole thing.

The UK regulator, the Vehicle Certification Agency, is going to work with a host of car manufacturers and re-run laboratory tests for cars that are on the road in the UK.

This follows the German transport minister, Alexander Dobrindt, saying yesterday that VW had used software that limited the amount of toxins released by diesel engines, which falsified emissions tests in Europe and America. Millions of vehicles have been affected.

Volkswagen have had to confess that the results have been diddled for the Jetta, Beetle, Audi, A3 and Golf models dating 2009-2015, and the Passat models from 2014-2015.

It looks like other car makers are going to get roped into all this, with BMW currently denying any involvement, even though a report claimed that emissions from the BMW X3 xDrive 20d were found to be 11 times over the official limit, during tests by the International Council on Clean Transportation.

Meanwhile, over at VW, Matthias Müller, the CEO of Porsche, is all set to become the new CEO. He'll have a trial by fire in the first months of his new gig, that's for sure.

TOPICS:   Motoring

3 comments

  • Jaffacake
    There isn't much point in re-running the lab tests ; the cars can detect them and adjust emissions accordingly. New "on the road" tests need to be developed, forget about the laboratory.
  • Uk C.
    [...] UK Government to launch VW probe – The UK regulator, the Vehicle Certification Agency, is going to work with a host of car manufacturers and re-run laboratory … He’ll have a trial by fire in the first months of his new gig, that’s for sure. [...]
  • hank
    Can't we just let other countries waste their time and money investigating, then steal the results...

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