U.S. regulators approve repair for 326,000 Volkswagen diesels

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board approved a repair for 326,000 Volkswagen diesel cars, the companies and the automaker stated.

The repair will include hardware and software upgrades, consisting of replacing an emissions catalyst however will lower vehicle fuel economy scores by as much as 2 miles per gallon.

The world’s biggest automaker will still have to obtain approval for a resale prepare for the 2009-2014 design diesel automobiles after carrying out repair works – something that is anticipated in the coming weeks – however the repair is a significant turning point for the business that aims to move forward its diesel emissions crisis.

Volkswagen stated it was pleased with the approval which it implies 98 percent of 2.0-liter diesel automobiles have been authorized for a repair. Regulators stated extensive testing shows the repair will not impact car “reliability or durability”.

In March, Volkswagen pleaded guilty to three felonies in a U.S. court and confessed using secret software that enabled cars to emit pollution at approximately 40 times the legal limit.

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