CO2 emissions deception by VW Group gets bigger. Much bigger
The Volkswagen Group has released a long list of vehicles caught up in the CO2 emissions deception as the #dieselgate scandal keeps on getting bigger and bigger.
VOLKSWAGEN GROUP has released a long list of vehicles now caught up in the CO2 emissions deception which saw VW deceive authorities and owners about the CO2 emissions of vehicles from Volkswagen, Skoda, Audi and Seat. The list is interesting as was the timing of its release, as it includes engine types not previously implicated in the CO2 emissions deception. The release to the media was after German business hours on Friday.
Volkswagen Group says it has discovered a number of 2016 models, up to 430,000 vehicles, that carry deceptive CO2 emissions figures.
One of the key issues with this is that there are many countries in Europe that issue registration pricing based on CO2 emissions. This means owners could be slapped with a deficit in their registration. VW says it has contacted relevant governments in those countries saying it will foot the bill.
But the kicker with the CO2 emissions is that the fuel consumption data on which they’re based is also bogus. Meaning owners cars aren’t as fuel efficient as they thought they were. It’s believed the real ‘test scenario’ fuel efficiency of affected cars is around 10-15% higher than claimed by the makers.
You can download the full Volkswagen CO2 here. Is your car on it?