Volkswagen Executives To Meet Government Officials Over Diesel Gate Scandal

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Volkswagen executives are to meet Indian government officials soon, over the Diesel Gate scandal. Only after the meet will the German carmaker know if over three lakh cars have to be recalled to fix emission rigging issues.

The total number of vehicles affected by Volkswagen's Diesel Gate scandal are 2.1 lakh VWs, 80,000 Skodas, and over 30,000 Audis. When the recall is confirmed after the meeting, Volkswagen recall will be the largest made in India till date, beating Honda.

Honda had earlier recalled 2,23,587 units of the CRV, Civic, City, and Jazz in India due to faulty airbag inflators.

The Diesel Scandal came into light when the American Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) found that the EA189 diesel engines, or the 2.0-litre diesel engines made by Volkswagen used a software to pass emission tests. The engines polluted 40 times the permissible limit in the US.

In India too, Volkswagen was asked share emission details with the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI). Globally, 11 million cars made by Volkswagen are affected by the cheat software, used to pass emission test illegally.

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Story first published: Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 10:18 [IST]
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