In the USA, sold almost half a million diesel cars Volkswagen and Audi, equipped with special software for the manipulation of data on emissions to air.

How passes Automotive News, the US Agency for Environmental Protection EPA found that filtration of exhaust gases on some models equipped with the two-liter diesel engine, thanks to a special program is included only for the period of state tests. The rest of the emissions exceed the permissible 40 times.

With this technology, equipped with approximately 482,000 diesel cars Volkswagen Jetta, Beetle, Golf, Passat, as well as the Audi A3, sold between 2008 and 2015 in a campaign Clean Diesel ("clean diesel"). US environmental legislation for such a violation is a penalty of $ 37 500 from the machine, that is, the total amount will reach nearly $ 18 billion.

For its part, the representatives of the American division of Volkswagen said that cooperating with the US authorities in the investigation, but refrained from further comment.

Recall that in August it became known that Volkswagen has blocked publication of a report on the vulnerability of the keyless entry system for two years. As it turned out, the problem chips were equipped not only cars of the German company, but also of many other mass manufacturers.

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