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Volkswagen fixed half of UK cars hit by Dieselgate

1,2 mln cars affected by diesel emissions scandal in Britain

31 March, 17:07
(ANSA) - TRIESTE - Volkswagen said it has fixed fewer than half of the 1.2 million cars affected by the diesel emissions scandal in Britain, 18 months after the revelations came to light, Reuters reported.

"We have implemented the technical measures in more than 540,000 UK vehicles", brand's managing director Paul Willis told British lawmakers in a letter. VW has not set a firm deadline to complete the work but hopes to have most of it done by the autumn, Reuters said.

Willis also denied that any of the changes made had negatively affected the performance of vehicles. "The technical measures have been rigorously tested and the relevant authorities have confirmed that there is no adverse impact on the vehicles' Mpg, Co2 emissions, engine output, maximum torque and noise emissions", he said.

Volkswagen admitted to using software to cheat diesel emission tests in the US, but has refused to do so in Europe.


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