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VW Emissions scandal update

I’m sure you’ve all heard about the ongoing VW emissions investigation in the news. We have copied below the latest press release: 

Statement from Volkswagen AG

22 September 2015

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Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,
Partners in business,
 

You must have gathered from the current media reports that Volkswagen is working at full speed to clarify irregularities concerning particular software used in Diesel engines.

Please acknowledge one thing above all:

We sincerely and deeply regret that we have abused your trust as our partners as much as that of our mutual customers.

Securing the trust of our customers and that of the public is and will remain of paramount importance to us.

 

This means that we take care of our customers.

Self-evidently this process will take time – time for internal clarification, time for an analysis of the circumstances, and time to initiate technical measures.

Important for you as our partners:

New vehicles from the Volkswagen Group with EU 6 Diesel engines currently available in the European Union comply with legal requirements and environmental standards. The software in question does not affect handling, consumption or emissions. This gives clarity to our customers as well as you – our partners & dealers.

Further internal investigations conducted to date have established that the relevant engine management software is also installed in other Volkswagen Group vehicles with diesel engines. For the majority of these engines the software does not have any effect.

Discrepancies relate to vehicles with Type EA 189 engines, involving some eleven million vehicles worldwide. A noticeable deviation between bench test results and actual road use was established solely for this type of engine. Volkswagen is working intensely to eliminate these deviations through technical measures. The company is therefore in contact with the relevant authorities and the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA – Kraftfahrtbundesamt).

Please understand that we are currently not able to specify which models (incl. details regarding years of construction) are affected.

What does this imply for your customers?

All affected vehicles are absolutely safe and roadworthy. The matter at hand applies exclusively to the emitted pollutants. We will resolve this. It goes without saying that we will take full responsibility and costs for the necessary arrangements and measures.

We will provide you with further information as soon as possible.

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