Volkswagen stops sale of diesel cars in Europe

Volkswagen stops sale of diesel cars in Europe

Фольксваген останавливает продажи дизельных автомобилей в Европе

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Volkswagen stopped selling diesel cars equipped with «defeat devices» in Europe, according to a report by Reuters. While a similar move was implemented in the U.S., the share of diesel cars sold there are a lot less than in Europe – only about 20% of the cars VW sold in the US this year are diesels. In Europe, however, diesel engines are understood to comprise half of the total fleet.

Automotive news Europe earlier it was reported that Volkswagen intends to issue the recall of around 8.5 million diesel cars in Europe. Anamnesis occurs as a result of the German Federal motor transport authority (KBA) the decision to reject the proposal of the German automaker to voluntarily repair.

As a result, the recalled vehicles will “now be raised and then put up for sale.” Volkswagen is yet to inform the public the details of their methods to fix the problem – it will also be necessary to present these methods to the relevant authorities by the middle of November 2015. Recall, as expected, the swing in motion in January 2016. More complex hardware corrections will begin in September 2016.

As mentioned in previous reports, in vehicles equipped EA189 2.0 litre Euro 5 compliant engines is confirmed, the only victims in 1.6 and 2.0 litre diesel engines of the EA288 can be involved , but no hard evidence has been put forward. The transition to halt sales of diesel cars will see a «limited number» of Volkswagen models pulled from the showroom floor in Europe.


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