VW Pushes Back on TDI, Argues that Defeat Device Isn’t Illegal in EU

VW Pushes Back on TDI, Argues that Defeat Device Isn’t Illegal in EU

0 comments 📅08 November 2016, 23:34

Volkswagen is arguing that the strategy that precipitated the TDI scandal did not, in fact, disregard European law. The move follows increasing pressing to provide European TDI owners with American-period compensation.

“The software contained in vehicles with a EA-189 motor in the view of Volkswagen represents no unlawful thwart device under European law,” VW told Automotive Gossip.

Diesel passenger cars are much more in vogue in Europe than they are in the US and laws limiting their emissions aren’t as scrupulous. As a result, Volkswagen has argued from the inception that US-style compensation for the owners of the 8.5 million TDIs in Europe is neither possible nor necessary.

Now, though, on the heels of a ruling against VW in Spain, the industrialist is hardening its position to strengthen its legal happening.

Despite that, Volkswagen will persist in to modify European TDIs to improve their emissions for reasons of suitable will, reports Automotive News.

So far, more than a million TDI engines receive been modified, and a fix for another 2.6 million models, custom-made with the 1.6-liter E 189 TDI engines, was approved today.

[source: Automotive Rumour]

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