VW Says Defeat Software Was In Conformity With European Law

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Volkswagen has said that the defeat device or the software allowing its diesel vehicles to evade emission norms does not violate European law.

VW Says Defeat Software Was In Conformity With European Law

The German carmaker is aiming to toughen its legal defenses in view of the possible increase in its compensation claims in its home region of Europe.

VW Says Defeat Software Was In Conformity With European Law

The European Commission has been increasing the pressure on the carmaker to compensate owners of the car affected with the diesel gate scandal in Europe.

VW Says Defeat Software Was In Conformity With European Law

The European region is where the majority of the vehicles have been affected by the scandal and VW has been trying to reduce the impact of the compensation.

VW Says Defeat Software Was In Conformity With European Law

After it evaded suggestions that it may have broken the European consumer rules in connection with the scandal, the company says the very technology which led the carmaker to settle $16.5 billion in the U.S is compliant with European laws.

VW Says Defeat Software Was In Conformity With European Law

VW said that the software contained in the affected vehicles with a EA-189 engine of which Volkswagen represents no lawful defeat device under the European rules.

VW Says Defeat Software Was In Conformity With European Law

VW added that even though it believes that the software complies with European rules, it will continue to follow the order of the German's KBA motor vehicle watchdog and refit the affected cars as a goodwill gesture.

VW Says Defeat Software Was In Conformity With European Law

The company also said in a separate statement that it denied the views held by Germany's Federal Environmental Agency and other health lobbies that nitrogen oxides are harmful to human health and theenvironment.

VW Says Defeat Software Was In Conformity With European Law

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Story first published: Friday, November 4, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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