A Lawyer for Europe’s biggest automaker, Volkswagen, informed a United States district judge today that the automaker will most likely be able to repair the 85,000 outstanding 3.0 L diesel Verandas, Audis, and Volkswagens that were likewise discovered to flout emissions regulations, following discoveries that almost 500,000 2.0 L diesel cars were built with unlawful emissions cheating software.
The 3.0 L diesels were not added in Tuesday’s news that Volkswagen would invest $10 billion to buy back diesel automobiles that were gushing up to 40 times the legal limit of nitrogen oxide (NOx). The 3.0 L vehicles were found 2 months after the very first discoveries of unfaithful and have actually since been on a separate track. Volkswagen Group contests that its 3.0 L vehicles did not cheat on federal emissions tests in the same way that the 2.0 L engines did, although the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has actually asserted that the cars in question were constructed with illegal auxiliary gadgets to prevent emissions regulations.
Reuters reports that United States District Judge Charles Breyer asked that Volkswagen Group offer and upgrade on this fix on August 25, but the judge has actually not yet given Volkswagen Group a company due date to present a fix to United States regulators. VW Group’s lawyer informed the judge that the repair the business is presently dealing with would not be complicated or effect the cars’ performance greatly.
The diesel variations of Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne, and Audi A6s, A7 Quattro, A8s, Q5s, and Q7s are the automobiles linked in Volkswagen Group’s second, smaller sized scandal.
If Volkswagen can find a repair for these 85,000 automobiles on US roadways that pleases the EPA and California’s Air Resources Board (CARB), that might potentially conserve billions in buybacks.