marckee last night tweeted a link to an interesting article on this topic, which you may find here: http://jalopnik.com/your-guide-to-dieselgate-volkswagens-diesel-cheating-c-1731857018?rev=1442843795634
What’s at stake here? Potentially billions in fines, criminal prosecutions, VW’s reputation, and maybe even the future of diesel in the U.S.
VW falsified its emissions tests in the US. It developed a machine that detected when the car was tested. Consequentially the car emitted less than usual at those specific times. All very clever with a very clearly sinister motive.
The article states VW could face fines of $37,500 a vehicle, with 482,000 TDI cars affected. The number of zeros on your calculator if you do this sum will make you wince.
The EPA is unsure if other vehicles are affected at this time.
PHWOAR! What's going on? Shall we just ban diesel?