Volkswagen handled the carbon dioxide (CO2) emission levels of extra petrol-powered autos than disclosed last time, according to a spokesman on Monday.
Volkswagen stated on Nov. 3 it had underestimated the level of CO2 emissions concerning 800,000 cars that were mainly sold in Europe, and consequently their fuel consumption.
It stated then the cheating affected mostly 1.2 and 1.4 liter diesel engines and a petrol engine, the 1.4 liter motor including a cylinder cut-off.
In a statement released on Friday right after European business hours, the company has stated that it has verified “implausible CO2 levels” in present petrol models which includes the 1.0 liter Seat Ibiza, the 1.2 liter VW Jetta as well as the 2.0 liter VW Passat.
An estimated of 24 models with petrol engines in a total 130 Volkswagen group vehicles were considered in the attachment on Friday.
The revelations regarding fuel economy and CO2 emissions have reopened the data about crisis at VW, which is anticipating costs of no less than 2 billion euros ($2.1 billion) connected to these issues.
The scandal effectively centered on software functioned on about 11 million diesel autos worldwide that VW admitted in September had vastly understated their actual emissions of pollutant nitrogen oxide. VW has set aside 6.7 billion euros to help cover costs related to the vehicle recalls. ($1 = 0.9336 euros).