Volkswagen and dieselgate – this is just the tip of the icebergSeptember 2, 2018
One of the biggest global concerns of Volkswagen is again in the center of the scandal. A preliminary investigation by the Munich prosecutor’s office suggests that manipulations with environmental indicators could take place not only on diesel vehicles.
Let’s remind, that earlier company Volkswagen has been accused of machinations with indicators of ecological compatibility of the diesel cars. And the investigation has already led to huge penalties, large losses, large-scale redemption of own cars, and a review of the company’s development strategy. But now it became known – this is not the end!
According to information from the Munich prosecutor’s office, which continues to investigate the facts of fraud and deception. At the moment, preliminary data has become available, showing that the concern could carry out fraud not only with diesel engines on models of its brands Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche.
Thus, it was revealed that the automatic gearboxes of the cars of the German concern had unique software. This software, in theory, could affect CO2 emissions in the exhaust gas, and fuel consumption.
Also in the materials of the Prosecutor’s Office there is information that an internal presentation was held in 2016, which talked about the possibility of including a special function in conducting tests.
At the moment, Volkswagen does not comment on the progress of the investigation. But in the past months, representatives of the German concern actively discussed the topic of automatic boxes with representatives of the Federal Motor Transport Office.
At the moment there is an active study of the controversial function, and its ability to influence the level of harmful substances in the exhaust gases, and reduce fuel consumption. If this proves to be true, then Volkswagen can repeatedly lose a large sum, and most importantly – finally lose the trust of its customers on the international and home market.
In the meantime, Volkswagen shared with the network users the first pictures of the interior decoration of its smallest crossover Volkswagen T-Cross.