As the Dieselgate scandal continues, more fixes for Volkswagen vehicles have been approved.
The beleaguered automaker received regulatory approval on the technical fixes on more cars in Europe. This means that the company can now recall a further 2.6 million vehicles.
Europe is home to about 8.5 million vehicles affected by the emissions cheating scandal that broke last year.
KBA, the German motor authority, already approved software-only fixes for around 5.6 million VW 1.2-liter and 2.0-liter engines. Fixes for 1.6-litre TDI engines of type EA 189 require the installation of a mesh near the air filter.
In the U.S. alone, Volkswagen is having to cough up $16.5 billion to handle nearly 500,000 customers and government regulators. However, the company has rejected calls for similar compensation for the European owners of their vehicles.
The statement that the emissions-cheating software did not violate European regulations drew criticism from the company’s second-largest shareholder.
State premier Stephan Weil’s office said that it was indisputable that caused lower nitrogen oxide levels to be measured during inspection. Levels rose when the vehicles were actually out on the road.
Company leaders for Volkswagen will be meeting to discuss cost cutting efforts and investments to help recover from the fallout from the scandal. Also being discussed is s shift to electric cars and self-driving vehicles.
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