November 4, 2015
Germany plans to verify the actual emissions levels from Volkswagen as the automaker is struggling with a worldwide embarrassment over the concealed carbon-dioxide emissions from millions of its units
Audi and Porsche have also responded to new claims test-defeat devices were used on their vehicles by ordering a halt to car sales in the US.
German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt said Wednesday his department will oversee a retest of both gasoline- and diesel-powered Volkswagen brands, including Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and Seat, to gauge their true carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions, according to Reuters. The announcement came after the German automaker revealed Tuesday it had understated the carbon-dioxide emission from 800,000 vehicles.
“We all have an interest that everything at VW is turned over and reviewed,” Dobrindt said.