Experts urged to ratify Minamata Convention to phase out mercury-added products পারদযুক্ত পণ্যের ব্যবহার বন্ধে মিনামাতা কনভেনশন অনুমোদনের আহ্বান সেন্টমার্টিন সৈকতে প্লাস্টিকের আগ্রাসন 72 birds die eating pesticide-treated masakalai Educate girls to save the planet শিশুর সর্দি-কাশি সারানোর ঘরোয়া উপায় 50 Books All Kids Should Read Before They’re 12 24 thousand under 5 children die of pneumonia in Bangladesh annually গ্রিনহাউস গ্যাস কমানোর লক্ষ্যে নানা উদ্যোগ Maldives: Eco-friendly product export destination for Bangladesh

More bad news for VW: CO2


Germany’s Volkswagen said Tuesday (3 November) an internal probe had found that 800,000 more vehicles showed “inconsistencies” on carbon dioxide emissions, including the first petrol engines. Among the engines affected are 1.4, 1.6 and 2.0 litre motors of VW, Skoda, Audi and Seat vehicles, said a VW spokesman, adding that these cars had been found to be releasing more of greenhouse gas CO2 than previous tests had shown.

At least one petrol engine is concerned, the company said. The latest revelations open up another front in the scandal engulfing the company as it relates to a different type of engine and emissions. Up to now, only NOx emissions from diesel engines were concerned. The company said initial estimates suggested the latest revelation could cost it two billion euros, but “a reliable assessment of the scale of these irregularities is not yet possible.”

Separately, Porsche SE, the investment company which owns 32.4% of VW’s capital, said Tuesday’s revelations could have a “negative impact” on its own results, although it maintained its projections for 2015. Porsche’s North American subsidiary announced it was suspending sales of its Cayenne diesel vehicles until further notice, but stressed that customers could continue to operate their crossover cars. Volkswagen admitted in September that it had fitted 11 million of its diesel vehicles with devices designed to cheat official pollution tests, revelations that have sparked global outrage and investigations across the globe.

Source

Environment News Network. http://www.enn.com/pollution/article/49130

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