Sources close to Volkswagen have released more details about how VAG faked the emissions tests results.

Sources close to Volkswagen have released more details about how VAG faked the emissions tests results.

 

Managers from Volkswagen's base in Wolfsburg, Germany were apparently in charge of handling all of the cars that failed to meet emissions targets and those involved in the illegal maneuvers were placed high on the corporate ladder.

 

It seems emission testers from a site in Westlake Village, California analyzed all of the cars based on the criteria sent from Germany and translated into English. After the cars were investigated, all of the results were then sent back to Germany prior to being handed over to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

 

If a car failed to meet EPA's targets, several engineers from Volkswagen or Audi were sent to United States to fiddle with the vehicle for approximately one week to make sure it would pass the emissions test. This is because Volkswagen apparently didn't have any engineers based in United States with the necessary "expertise."

We remind you Volkswagen admitted there are 11 million cars worldwide with a so-called "defeat device" and this number includes a variety of Audi, Skoda and SEAT models. Volkswagen-branded models account for around 5 million of the cars, with 2.8 million in Germany according to the country's Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt. He went on to specify the cars are powered not just by the now familiar 2.0 TDI, but also by the 1.6 TDI and there's also a suspicion concerning the smaller 1.2 TDI as well. EPA has already commenced investigation on the bigger V6 3.0 TDI used on the larger VAG products, such as the Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne.

 

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