According to the Bild am Sonntag newspaper and testing by the German Federal Motor Vehicle Office, a Fiat model auto has displayed an emission control system that shut down after 22 minutes, just two minutes after a standard test.
State tests showed the Qashqai switched off its emission reduction device when the car temperature reached 35 degrees Celsius to stop the vehicle from overheating, whereas other cars waited until the temperature reached 50 degrees.
Tests on a number of Opel's diesel models had uncovered "hitherto unknown devices" that deactivate filtration systems in the engines of two of the best-selling models, Astra and Zafira.
Audi CEO: Rules were broken and “ethical boundaries have been transgressed... The burden resulting from the diesel issue has not been relieved.”
Carlos Ghosn has already saved Nissan. Now after his company has scooped up more than one-third of Mitsubishi, can he provide the lifeline for Japan’s smallest automaker?
The industry’s safety precautions included the evacuation of workers from camps and the shutdown of pipelines and power supplies.
ExxonMobil said its new agreement with FuelCell Energy Inc. aims to develop technology for capturing carbon-dioxide emissions from power plants using fuel cells.
Going by the rules that are being proposed, China will be the toughest regulatory regime over the next five years, Ford Motor CEO Mark Fields said on Saturday in Beijing.
Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Mercedes-Benz and Opel are all expected to fall under the recall umbrella, which seems to open a little more every day.
Volkswagen will pay $5,000 to each car owner in the United States, as well as footing the bill for refitting engines.