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Volkswagen's Audi division may be coming under fire for also having software to cheat on emissions tests. Apparently US authorities have found unapproved software being used on Audi's 3.0 liter diesel engines. These engines are used in the Audi Q7, as well as the Porsche Cayenne and the VW Touareg. The softaware shuts down emission control systems after the vehicle has been running for around 22 minutes. Pretty tricky if it's true, since official emissions tests last only about 20 minutes.

Audi managers are scheduled to appear at a hearing in front of U.S. environmental authorities on Aug. 10, Bild am Sonntag said, adding the carmaker was bracing for a substantial penalty payment.

A spokesman for Audi declined to comment, only saying that talks with U.S. authorities continued and were aimed at a technical solution for the problem.
VW is already looking to shell out nearly $15 billion for consumer vehicle buy backs and cleaner vehicle research funding. How much more can they handle?

Read the full article from Reuters here!


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