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98,000 petrol cars hit in VW's CO2 emissions scandal

Source: Beijing Times | Date: Nov. 6

  • Around 98,000 petrol cars count among the 800,000 Volkswagen vehicles found to show irregularities on their carbon emission levels, Germany's Ministry of Transport reported.

  • This comes a day after Volkswagen said an internal probe had found some of its vehicles were releasing more greenhouse gas CO2 than previous tests had shown.

  • Volkswagen was forced to launch an investigation after it admitted that 11 million of its diesel cars had been fitted with defeat devices to cheat official pollution tests on nitrogen oxide emissions.

  • But the probe ended up showing that the emissions scam is broader than thought - covering not only nitrogen oxide emissions but also carbon emissions, and affecting not just diesel but also petrol engines.

  • This latest news added a new dimension to a crisis that had previously focused on environmental damage.

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Volkswagen could recover if it acts transparently and changes its organizational structures so that nothing similar can happen again.