21 April 2016

Volkswagen (VW) to buy back 600,000 cars in framework deal over emissions scandal

Some owners would get a choice of having VW repair their cars or buy them back, but that would vary by model year and engine type, the person said. The deal likely is part of a bigger payment package from VW. It does not yet include plans on how to repair the cars, the person said. The cars can spew out harmful nitrogen oxide at 40 times the allowable limit, the person said.

It is stated in this article that VW intentionally defeated emissions tests and put dirty vehicles on the road. The cheating allowed cars to pass laboratory emissions tests while polluting on real roads. Surely the U.S auditors should have carried out tests on some vehicles to detect this.  It is wrong to establish controls around vehicle emissions but then not find out if the procedures are being followed.