Breaking News: VW Scandal--Worse Than We Thought
Last week we attempted to provide some explanation for the Volkswagen emissions scandal. New information has come out today that certain Audi and Porsche diesels were also using the same emissions cheat software as VW. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a report earlier today that indicates that up to 10,000 Audi and Porsche SUVs using the 3.0L TDI engine were also using cheat software. These new cheating allegations include the diesel versions of the 2014 VW Touareg, the 2015 Porsche Cayenne, and the 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L, and Q5. It's not clear how many non—SUV diesels would be affected. All are equipped with a 3.0 liter diesel engine and allegedly allow emissions of nitrogen oxide of up to nine times EPA’s standard.
You can read the findings of the EPA research and their letter to Volkswagen Audi Group below
Prior to this latest information it was estimated that VW could be liable for up to $18 billion in state and federal fines. This number may only grow as more problems are discovered.