Engineers at the California regulator CARB found another, previously unreported defeat device, German tabloid Bild am Sonntag [paywall] reports. The paper also found a document that is bound to affect the career of Volkswagen Group powertrain chief Axel Eiser. For Volkswagen, the find comes at an inopportune moment. The company wants to cut a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice, and it recently reported progress in the negotiations. The new affair “clouds the prospects” for a deal, the paper says. The scandal also puts Audi in the cross-hairs of European tax collectors, who usually are less understanding than EU’s paper tiger automotive regulators.
CARB Finds New Audi Defeat Device, German Paper Digs Up Smoking Gun Document
November 6, 2016 By