EPA Says Volkswagen Cars Flouted Emissions Limits

By Keith Goldberg (September 18, 2015, 12:25 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday accused German automotive giant Volkswagen AG of selling diesel cars equipped with software designed to evade federal nitrogen oxide emissions standards in violation of the Clean Air Act.

(Credit: AP) The EPA said it was issuing a notice of violation to Volkswagen and affiliates Audi AG and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. alleging that four-cylinder Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars from model years 2009-2015 include software that circumvents EPA emissions standards for NOx pollutants, putting the carmaker on the hook for potential civil penalties and injunctive relief. The allegations cover roughly 482,000 diesel passenger...

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