Government of India Issues Probe into Volkswagen Cars Sold in India


Published Date : Sep 28, 2015

In a recently U.S. emission tests conducted, Volkswagen has admitted to have cheated with the help of a defeat device. With the use of this software, the company was successful in carrying an act of deceit.

Defeat device, which was the software used and has the capability to find if a car is checked for emissions. At the very instance, the software also automatically switches on all the emission regulating measures at the time of duration of the test. 

After the completion of the test, the software signals the engine. In doing so, the engine returns to regular driving mode, which if tested later produced nitrogen oxide that was 40 times higher than the permissible level.

The software has been installed in diesel cars that were manufactured between 2009 and 2015, following which the EPA has issued orders to stop the sale of cars that operate on 2.0 liter TDI engines.

The car maker, Volkswagen has admitted to have used the device on 11 million vehicles all across the world. Following this, the Government of India has passed a probe into the matter. According to the probe that has been ordered, the company will be answerable to the question if a similar software was used in India in order to pass the emission tests.

A request has been made by the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) by the Heavy Industries Association of India. The trade group is looking into the probe if the issue is applicable in India as well. The trade group has asked Volkswagen to check if the issue is applicable in India. The trade group is looking into the matter, as commented by Rajan Katch, who is the secretary of Heavy Industries in India