CARB Finds New Audi Defeat Device, German Paper Digs Up Smoking Gun Document

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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.

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