Volkswagen has announced there are 1.8 million light commercial vehicles out there featuring the defeat device.

Volkswagen has announced there are 1.8 million light commercial vehicles out there featuring the defeat device.

The pieces of the puzzle are starting to add up concerning the vehicles involved in the so-called Volkswagen Dieselgate as a company spokesman told German newspaper Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung they installed the illegal diesel engine software on 1.8 million light commercial vehicles, out of a total of 11 million cars affected all over the world.

 

It was only yesterday when Audi admitted they have 2.1 million cars in the same situation while Skoda said 1.2 million vehicles have the special software created by Bosch. Last week, Volkswagen said 5 million of VW-branded cars come with the defeat device installed in the controversial Euro 5 EA 189 diesel engines. If we add all the numbers we get 10.1 million units out of a total of 11 million which means SEAT has around 900,000 diesel cars in the same predicament.

Volkswagen's newly appointed CEO Matthias Mueller announced they will recall all cars to update the software and will inform the relevant authorities about how they plan to make the technical fixes which involve an unprecedented number of cars. For this procedure and to pay the upcoming fines, Volkswagen has prepared a massive €6.5 billion budget.