Friday, November 06, 2015
By Manoj Kumawat
Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda found Culprit for Deceiving India Car Enthusiasts
Flames of Volkswagen emission issue have not cooled the German luxurious car maker Volkswagen might again face a new sue from Indian government. According to reports government of India is going send a notice to luxurious car maker Audi and Skoda along with Volkswagen for hiding the emission figures than the actual emission figures calculated on roads. It is reports that two of the Volkswagen cars Vento and Jetta, Audi A4, A6 and Skoda Octavia were found delivering high level of emission figures than the standard figures. The emission tests were conducted by ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) after the recent Dieselgate Scandal which took place in USA last month spoiling the image of Volkswagen group across the world.
Commenting on the decision of sending a legal notice to these car makers Mr. Ambuj Sharma, Additional Secretary, Heavy Industries Ministry, said, Significant variations in the emission levels have been found in diesel vehicles belonging to the Jetta, Audi A4 and Vento models. We will give them (Volkswagen) 15-21 days to reply to the notice. We are expecting a reply from them by month-end, with detailed technical inputs from their headquarters in Germany.
On the other side ARAI Director Rashmi Urdhwareshe said,We had tested the exhaust in Volkswagen’s on—road vehicles and found a significant difference in emission levels in comparison to the laboratory measurements. Significant variation has been found in models including Jetta, Octavia, Audi A4 and Audi A6 in particular. We are seeking a clarification from Volkswagen through the notice. We will decide the future course of action based on their reply and the technical inputs from their German Headquarters.