Volkswagen has achieved German regulatory approval for technical repairs on another 460,000 diesel cars with illegal emissions software, it stated on Sunday, raising the number of automobiles cleared for repair work to more than 5 million.
Approval by Germany’s motor car authority KBA stands for countries throughout Europe where 8.5 million diesel vehicles are impacted by Volkswagen’s emissions test-rigging scandal. About 11 million cars are implicated worldwide.
In the United States, where Volkswagen’s scandal came to light eleven months ago, the German group still lacks technical fixes and remains in the process of testing hardware and software that might assist it prevent the need to purchase about 475,000 impacted automobiles.
Volkswagen stated on Sunday that Germany’s KBA had actually validated a repair for models with smaller sized 1.2-litre diesel engines, such as the Polo subcompact and Spanish division Seat’s Ibiza model.
Volkswagen group designs with 1.2-litre and 2.0-litre engines just need a software update on pollution control systems, while about 3 million 1.6-litre engines, besides the software update, also need a mesh to be set up near the air filter.
Volkswagen has stated the bulk of the 8.5 million vehicles can be fixed this year however an unidentified amount of cars will not be resolved up until 2017.