From: EurActiv
Published November 4, 2015 09:09 AM

More bad news for VW: CO2, gas engines involved

http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-204563212/stock-photo-bucharest-romania-july-volkswagen-was-founded-in-and-is-a-german-automobile.html?src=q7XszSsufLRjb95QS3EWTw-1-23Germany's Volkswagen said Tuesday (3 November) an internal probe had found that 800,000 more vehicles showed "inconsistencies" on carbon dioxide emissions, including the first petrol engines.

Among the engines affected are 1.4, 1.6 and 2.0 litre motors of VW, Skoda, Audi and Seat vehicles, said a VW spokesman, adding that these cars had been found to be releasing more of greenhouse gas CO2 than previous tests had shown.

At least one petrol engine is concerned, the company said.

The latest revelations open up another front in the scandal engulfing the company as it relates to a different type of engine and emissions. Up to now, only NOx emissions from diesel engines were concerned.

The company said initial estimates suggested the latest revelation could cost it two billion euros, but "a reliable assessment of the scale of these irregularities is not yet possible."

Separately, Porsche SE, the investment company which owns 32.4% of VW's capital, said Tuesday's revelations could have a "negative impact" on its own results, although it maintained its projections for 2015.

Porsche's North American subsidiary announced it was suspending sales of its Cayenne diesel vehicles until further notice, but stressed that customers could continue to operate their crossover cars.

Volkswagen admitted in September that it had fitted 11 million of its diesel vehicles with devices designed to cheat official pollution tests, revelations that have sparked global outrage and investigations across the globe.

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