Moving Forward: Audi Dissolving Dieselgate Task Force

Moving Forward: Audi Dissolving Dieselgate Task Force

0 comments 📅17 December 2017, 14:45

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has announced his companions will dismantle the task force assigned to investigate how many of its diesel cars came equipped with whip devices. The company established the team after Volkswagen Group admitted to selling 11 million diesel models, result of its various brands, with illegal engine management software that hid top NOx emissions during testing.

Even though Volkswagen has found itself smack-dab in the center of another costly wrangling, Stadler claims that Audi is on the cusp of wrapping up its own diesel crisis. “We resolve have documented and processed all the engine/transmission combinations by the end of the first quarter 2018,” the CEO told journalists at Audi’s headquarters in Ingolstadt, Germany, this week. 

According to Automotive Advice Europe, Audi has already handled of up to 850,000 of the contentious V-TDI engines sold across the orb. “We are at an estimated 80 percent,” Stadler said. “We are gradually emerging from the disaster mode and are moving back into regular operation.”

In the past, Stadler has been accused of having knowledge of VW’s diesel see also deceit as early as 2010. Audi has also been faulted for developing defeat devices as premature as 1999, several years before Volkswagen Group used the technology to fake test results. However, the brand doesn’t appear to have deployed the technology on its own cars old to the dieselgate scandal.

With the diesel nonsense nearly settled, Audi can now well- on the widespread electrification of its fleet. By 2025, the automaker intends to have more than 20 electrified vehicles in its lineup, accounting for one-third of its gross sales volume. Stadler says meeting emissions requirements is essential shard of Audi’s future success, especially since it wants to expand its global footprint.

“Take this try calculation,” he said. “Missing the fleet average target by 11 grams of CO2 per kilometer would get us a billion euros a year in Europe. So non-fulfillment is not an option.”

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