VW Submits California Plan To Change Diesel Engines

Posted: Feb 3 2016, 8:59am CST | by , Updated: Feb 4 2016, 10:37pm CST, in News | Cars & Vehicles


VW Submits California Plan to Change Diesel Engines
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  • Volkswagen submits plan to change diesel engines!

The plan was submitted to the California Air Resources Board and Environmental Protection Agency.

On Tuesday Volkswagen finally submitted a plan to replace their diesel engines. The plan will involve 80,000 recalled 3.0 liter diesel SUVs and cars. The vehicles emit up to nine times legally allowable amount pollution.

The plan was submitted by the Volkswagen AG to the California officials. The plan has come after four months of lengthy talks and making little apparent progress. The plan may give Volkswagen the chance to win approval to start selling diesel vehicles again, reported Reuters

In November 2015 it was found that Volkswagen was using undeclared auxiliary software to emit excess emissions. The software was found in Audi, Porsche and VW vehicles.

Six weeks earlier the EPA accused Volkswagen of engaging in emissions cheating. The cheating occurred in 482,000 cars with smaller 2.0 liter engines. The vehicles emitted up to 40 times legally allowable pollution. 

It is to be noted Tuesday was the deadline California officials has set for VW to submit a plan. The officials asked Volkswagen to recall and fix the vehicles with diesel engines especially the engines that were designed by VW’s Audi unit.

According to the Volkswagen representative in the US, they are fully cooperating with the U.S. authorities. VW will make their V6 3.0L (diesel) engine compliant with the EPA regulations. Volkswagen has filed a recall plan after meetings between officials and technicians. 

Currently the EPA is reviewing the plan submitted by Volkswagen. The EPA must separately approve any recall fix plan. The recall plan by VW covers the diesel 2009-2016 VW Touareg and 2013-2016 Porsche Cayenne. Along with 2014-2016 Audi A6 Quattro, Audi A7 Quattro, Audi A8, Audi A8L, Audi Q5 and 2009-2016 Audi Q7. 

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