California Issues Deadline to Volkswagen for Emissions Fix
Reuters reports that the State of California has set a deadline for German automaker Volkswagen to present to state regulators a plan for repairing the diesel cars which were affected by the company’s attempts to cheat emissions regulations.
Details of the Deadline
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has stated that Volkswagen has until the 20th of November to explain to the board how it plans to bring the affected vehicles into compliance with current emissions standards.
Last month it was revealed that certain Volkswagen diesel vehicles were installed with software that allowed the cars to circumvent emissions tests. Volkswagen has stated that up to 11 million of vehicles worldwide could be potentially affected by this software and require repairs from the automaker.
Volkswagen is currently under investigation by multiple agencies internationally and has seen its stock price sharply drop in the wake of this scandal.
Vehicles Affected by Emission Scandal
The following vehicles are affected by Volkswagen’s emissions software:
- 2009-2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
- 2009-2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI
- 2012-2015 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
- 2012-2015 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible TDI
- 2010-2015 Audi A3 TDI
- 2010-2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI
- 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI
- 2012-2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI