Volkswagen has announced its internal investigation had “largely concluded” and found carbon dioxide emissions irregularities on only about 36,000 vehicles, compared with its preliminary estimate of around 800,000.
Europe’s biggest motor manufacturer said its investigations found it had understated fuel consumption, and so carbon dioxide emissions, on only about 36,000 vehicles, compared with its preliminary estimate of around 800,000. A month after questions relating to the CO2 figures measured on some of the Group’s models arose, Volkswagen has “largely concluded the clarification of the matter” and during its internal remeasurements slight deviations were found on just nine model variants of the Volkswagen brand. These models will be remeasured by a neutral technical service under the supervision of the appropriate authority by Christmas. In the case of any deviations, the figures will be adjusted in the future in the course of the normal processes as required.
The automaker presented these results to the investigation commission of the Federal Government and the Federal Motor Transport Authority. VW said the deviations found in the figures for only nine model variants amount to a few grams of CO2 on average, corresponding to increased cycle consumption in the NEDC of approximately 0.1 to 0.2 litres per 100 kilometres. With an annual production of approximately 36,000 vehicles, these model variants correspond to around only 0.5 percent of the volume of the Volkswagen brand. The Group’s subsidiaries Audi, SKODA and SEAT have also agreed a similar procedure with the approval authorities responsible for the vehicles initially considered. Against this background, the negative impact on earnings of Euro 2 billion that was originally expected has not been confirmed.
The nine VW models with C02 irregularities:
Polo 1.0l TSI BlueMotion 70kW EU6 Seven-speed (DSG)
Scirocco 2.0l TDI BMT 135kW EU6 Six-speed manual gearbox
Jetta 1.2l TSI BMT 77kW EU6 Six-speed manual gearbox
Jetta 2.0l TDI BMT 81kW EU6 Five-speed manual gearbox
Golf Convertible 2.0l TDI BMT 81kW EU6 Five-speed manual gearbox
Golf 2.0l TDI BMT 110kW EU6 Six-speed manual gearbox
Passat Alltrack 2.0l TSI 4MOTION BMT 162kW EU6 Seven-speed (DSG)
Passat Variant 2.0l TDI SCR 4MOTION BMT 176kW EU6 Seven-speed (DSG)
Passat Variant 1.4l TSI ACT 4MOTION BMT 110kW EU6 Six-speed manual gearbox