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Volkswagen emission scandal news gets a news update in India. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the German car manufacturer to place an interim amount of Rs 100 crore with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), for violating the emission norms.
NGT has also formed a new committee in this regard, with members from the CPB, Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF), Ministry of Heavy Industries and ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India). The members will discuss and find the amount of environment loss that has happened due to the hot topic, Volkswagen emission scandal.
The tribunal bench has directed the committee to submit a final report within a month, with the involvement of both the brand and the petitioners. The two have to appear before the bench in a week's time.
At one point, there was even a plea filed to ban the sale of Volkswagen-branded vehicles in India, owing to the emission scandal. However, it never happened and Volkswagen India is doing decently well on the market.
The Volkswagen emission scandal first hit the headlines back in 2015. Volkswagen models powered by the brand's EA189 diesel engines were accused of having ‘cheat devices'. Those cars would apparently reduce the amount of NOx emissions via software, whenever they are put on some pollution test.
The scandal resulted in a recall of over three lakh cars, but some reports suggest that only 64% of the affected vehicles were recalled while the remaining 36% is still on the road. Whatever be the number, the scandal really hurt Volkswagen's brand image.
Thoughts On The Volkswagen Emission Scandal India News
Emission norms are getting stringent with time, and manufacturers are often forced to do some kind of manipulations to bypass it. The emission scandal done by Volkswagen was openly admitted by themselves and apologised to their customers. ‘Vag fans' were getting over the emission scandal, but the NGT has brought it up again.
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