Recalled VW’s still fail to pass emission tests
In a study the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) states that the recalled and updated Volkswagen cars are still not passing emission tests in real driving conditions. VW denies and says that the German authority KBA (Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt) has given green light for the software update.
The Volkswagen vehicles that were recalled and modified after the dieselgate scandal show an increased consumption and still do not meet pollution limits, as is confirmed by the AAA. The Australian organization ordered tests in real driving conditions.
“The analysis of the emission tests indicates that the tested Volkswagen vehicles were consuming 14% more diesel fuel than before the recall and are emitting 400% more toxic gases than observed in laboratory conditions”, declares AAA in an announcement.
“There are less emissions than before but they are still exceeding the legal limits in Australia”, continues AAA, that has executed the tests in collaboration with the international car federation FIA. According to AAA tests in real driving conditions should be used as a standard for legal emission limits and not the ones executed in laboratory conditions.
In a reaction Volkswagen has rejected the test results and affirms that the German federal car agency KBA has approved the software update. The car manufacturer also added that “the recalled cars continue to comply with European and Australian emission standards”.
In Australia 42.000 VW cars have already been updated according to Volkswagen and more than 6 million throughout the world.