Ran­dom checks on VW cars to hap­pen na­tion­ally

The China Post - - LOCAL -

Tai­wan’s en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion author­i­ties an­nounced Wed­nes­day that ran­dom tests will be con­ducted on the waste gas emis­sion sys­tems of ve­hi­cles pro­duced by the Volk­swa­gen (VW) Group, af­ter the Ger­man car­maker re­ported ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties con­cern­ing cer­tain soft­ware used in some of its diesel en­gines.

The U.S. En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Agency said last week that it found that emis­sion con­trol soft­ware is be­ing used on VW diesel cars so that they can reach Amer­i­can en­vi­ron­men­tal stan­dards by us­ing “de­feat codes” in their on­board com­puter sys­tems to fool emis­sions test­ing equip­ment.

The En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Ad­min­is­tra­tion (EPA) said that af­ter check­ing mod­els of the VW cars in­volved in the emis­sions scan­dal in the United States, it found all of them are ve­hi­cles de­signed and pro­duced es­pe­cially for the Amer­i­can mar­ket.

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