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Porsche Suspected of ‘Defeat Devices’ in Diesel Models

Aarti Maharaj | November 2, 2015

In another interesting turn of events, the Volkswagen Group (VW) may face additional violations as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently accused the German automaker of installing “defeat devices” in its Porsche, VW and Audi, subsidiaries.

A “Notice of Violation” on the EPA’s website confirms that the regulator found that 2014 to 2016 VW, Audi and Porsche models are equipped to automatically turn off emissions systems when they are not being tested.

This new finding calls into question whether about 10,000 vehicles, including the 2014 Touareg, 2015 Porsche Cayenne and 2016 Audi, among others are designed to evade emissions tests.

“VW has once again failed its obligation to comply with the law that protects clean air for all Americans,” said Cynthia Giles, assistant administrator for the Office for EPA’s Enforcement...

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