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Volkswagen Group Facing Up to $18 Billion Fine

Volkswagen Group facing up to $18 billion fine after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in United Stated accusing Volkswagen and Audi cheated during official emission test. EPA said the software able to detect automatically when the car under testing and it will turn on the emission control device into full mode. When the test completed,  the device will be turned automatically off for daily use. EPA also added the real nitrogen oxides release from this vehicle is 40 times more than it claims. EPA can apply maximum fine of $37,000 per car which means in total Volkswagen Group have to face about $18 billion if they were found guilty. All models under question are Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Jetta, Passat (2014 and 2015) and Audi A3 with all of the vehicles are powered by 2.0 Liter diesel engine. The main question is if it is true, why the heck Volkswagen want to turn off the device that is already reside inside the vehicle?

Volkswagen cars are pictured in a production line at the plant of German carmaker Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, March 3, 2015.  REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

Volkswagen cars are pictured in a production line at the plant of German carmaker Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, March 3, 2015. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer

(via WorldCarFans)

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