Volkswagen has repaired fewer than half of UK vehicles affected by emissions scandal

by SpeedLux
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Volkswagen stated it has so far repaired less than half of the 1.2 million vehicles impacted by the diesel emissions scandal in the UK, 18 months after the discoveries first emerged.

The automaker confessed in September 2015 to using software to cheat diesel emission tests in the United States and has paid out compensation to U.S. drivers however refused to do so in Europe.

In Britain, Europe’s 2nd greatest automobiles market where Volkswagen Group is the leading seller, the automaker has faced pressure from lawmakers who have repeatedly questioned the brand name’s managing director.

In a reaction to lawmakers’ newest letter, Volkswagen’s Paul Willis stated the company was nearly half way to repairing all models.

“We have carried out the technical procedures in over 540,000 UK automobiles,” Willis told lawmakers in a letter dated March 24, which was provided on Friday. In February, he stated the total stood at 470,000.

Volkswagen has not set a company deadline to finish the work however hopes to have the majority of it done by the autumn.

Willis likewise rejected that any of the modifications made had adversely impacted the performance of vehicles, a concern at the heart of efforts by some law firms to take legal action against the company.

“The technical steps have been carefully evaluated and the appropriate authorities have verified that there is no negative influence on the automobiles’ MPG, CO2 emissions, engine output, optimum torque and sound emissions” he stated.

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