Report: Volkswagen Alone in Cheating So Far, Testing Shows
Increased scrutiny on diesel-powered cars’ emissions hasn’t revealed any other cheating cars beyond Volkswagen’s models, German magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported ( via Reuters).
In an interview with California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols, the German outlet reported that Nichols said Volkswagen appeared to be alone in cheating so far.
“Up until now we have found no fraudulent defeat device in vehicles of other brands,” she told the magazine. “There is nothing that comes close to the magnitude of the excess in VW vehicles. “
It’s unclear where that leaves automakers such as BMW, whose diesel-powered X3 was initially targeted by the International Council for Clean Transportation as polluting 11 times beyond legal limit s.
CARB and the Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that diesel-powered cars would undergo increased scrutiny, regardless of automaker, to determine if other automakers were polluting beyond legal limits.
Nichols added that Volkswagen’s recent admission that its cars emitted more carbon dioxide than disclosed would warrant increased attention, but not necessarily further testing.
This really is Watergate for this industry, isn't it?
So the question is: -is vw the only cheater Or -is everyone else better at hiding their cheating?
So at what point do we start a VW Death Watch? Or a VAG-FCA-PSA match made in Hell Europe makers need to survive somehow megamerger watch.
I got the impression that the issue with the X3 was more that it polluted more than allowed while in certain ranges that weren't part of the test, but that it was in compliance if you ran it in the real world equivalent of the dyno emissions test.