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Friday, March 18th, will mark six months aback the account that Volkswagen advisedly baffled U.S. EPA emissions laws on alleged “clean diesel” models awash from 2009 through 2015.

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That account hit the automotive apple like a bombshell, and led to after-effects for VW Accumulation that are still unfolding.

Executives accept resigned, a fact-finding accomplishment by a acknowledged close will address abutting month, dozens of government agencies are investigating, and black owners accept filed hundreds of lawsuits.

VW Accumulation has aback taken all agent vehicles, both new and Certified Used, off auction in the U.S. No new agent cartage are now offered by Volkswagen, Audi, or Porsche.

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Volkswagen shares instantly absent added than a fifth of their amount the afterward Monday, and VW afterwards set abreast $7.3 billion (€6.5 billion) for costs accompanying to the furnishings of the scandal.

[NOTE: We originally appear this commodity on Monday, September 21, the aboriginal business day afterwards the EPA appear that VW had accepted to cheating on its agent emissions. We’ve adapted the commodity to reflect new admonition afterwards six months.]

Here’s what we apperceive to date. We’ve put it in the anatomy of 10 questions, and again answered them based on admonition as of the alpha of business on Monday morning.

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(1) Which cartage are affected?

The antecedent accumulation of cars afflicted were awash by Volkswagen and Audi amid 2009 and 2015, and powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged agent engine.

That becoming them the appellation “TDI” afterward the archetypal name.

The highest-volume archetypal is the Volkswagen Jetta TDI, but VW additionally offered TDI versions of the Passat, the Golf, the Jetta SportWagen, and the Beetle.

The anamnesis will additionally administer to the Audi A3 TDI, in two generations: both the one awash from 2009 through 2013, and the new adaptation alien for 2015. 

But beyond those models there are absolutely two engines in three versions. The best accepted is the 140-hp “EA188” 2.0-liter turbodiesel four alien for 2009.

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That aforementioned agent in the Passat TDI was adapted with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), additionally accepted as urea aftertreatment, starting in 2012.

Finally, a new bearing of 2.0-liter agent engine, accepted as EA288, is adapted to assorted VW cartage (the Golf TDI, for instance) starting with the 2015 archetypal year.

While Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche cartage with beyond 3.0-liter V-6 agent engines were not afflicted initially, they were afterwards advised and begin to board “defeat device” software as well.

Those board TDI versions of the Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7; the Porsche Cayenne Diesel; and the Volkswagen Touareg TDI.

(2) What should owners of 2009-2015 Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche agent engines do?

In the abbreviate term, nothing.

Volkswagen afterwards broadcast the account it issued on Friday, September 18, to board the afterward information:

Volkswagen is committed to acclimation this affair as anon as possible. We appetite to assure barter and owners of these models that their automobiles are safe to drive, and we are alive to advance a antidote that meets emissions standards and satisfies our loyal and admired customers.

Owners of these cartage do not charge to booty any activity at this time.

This bureau that the cartage in catechism will all be recalled so VW can attack to adapt them in a way that would accomplish them legal.

Until a antidote is devised, tested, accustomed by the EPA and CARB, and broadcast to dealers, however, owners should artlessly accumulate active their cars.

A bend to amend the cars that was submitted in January by Volkswagen was alone by the EPA and the able California Air Resources Board (CARB) for not absolute acceptable detail on how the changes would affect ammunition abridgement and performance.

Volkswagen is aggravating again; a judge, meanwhile, has set a date of March 24 for a response, saying, “six months is enough.”

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(3) What longer-term risks are there to owners?

The 580,000 owners of 2009-2015 Volkswagen , Audi, and Porsche agent models face some potentially cogent longer-term challenges, however.

First, the amount of their cartage as acclimated cars may able-bodied fall.

They paid added for their cars: Premiums over commensurable gasoline models ambit from $1,000 on Golfs with mid- and high-level trims to $6,855 on top-level Passat models. While acclimated diesels historically were account added on the used-car market, that may not prove to be the case activity forward.

Second, if VW is able to advance a fix and get it approved, the achievement and ammunition ability of their cars ability fall. That’s added acceptable if the fix is alone a software update, which would be far cheaper for Volkswagen.

If VW ends up accepting to accomplish software changes and retrofit an absolute SCR arrangement to 2009-2014 cars added than the Passat TDI and the V-6 models—something that would acceptable amount it bags of dollars per car—performance would acceptable be unchanged, but autogenous aggregate ability be bargain to board a liquid-urea catchbasin and associated plumbing.

Third, and best awkward for owners in California and some added states, they may not be able to re-sell or alike re-register their cartage until they are anchored by Volkswagen.

That’s because the cartage were allegedly “non-compliant,” or actionable to advertise in the aboriginal abode as they now stand.

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Before the agent can be re-registered, the austere CARB may crave the car to be fabricated legal. As of today, we accept no clue of how continued that could take.

In suspending its Recommended appraisement on the agent Jetta and Passat, Consumer Reports notes:

While it is acknowledged to advertise the car, CARB and the California Department of Motor Cartage may not acquiesce the client to annals the vehicle, and accepted owners may not be accustomed to renew their registrations, until all the discharge anamnesis assignment has been completed.

Some states that chase California discharge standards (so-called Partial Zero Discharge states) additionally accept rules in abode that crave all emissions-related recalls to be completed afore journal discharge testing. If the anamnesis is not completed, the agent cannot canyon the inspection, and the accompaniment will abatement face-lifting of the agent registration.

(4) What absolutely did VW do?

Volkswagen has accepted that it able the ascendancy software for its 2.0-liter TDI agent cartage with a “defeat device” that detected aback the car was ability emissions testing and decidedly afflicted the operations of its powertrain to abate emissions during the tests.

That apprehension was acceptable based on a aggregate of sensor abstracts from the car, which ability board council bend (since cars on dynamometer tests don’t accomplish turns), front-wheel against rear-wheel circling speed, and a array of added factors.

The discharge analysis cycles that were developed in the aboriginal 1970s are far beneath advancing than around any real-world active 40 years later.

It appears that a aggregate of the factors aloft additional acutely affable dispatch and braking ability active the car that it wasn’t on the alley but actuality activated in a lab.

Diesel engines are accepted to accomplish nitrous oxides (NOx), as do gasoline engines, but in greater quantities due to their college operating temperatures.

Based on discussions with abreast sources, we assumption that already an emissions analysis was detected, VW got the afflicted TDI engines to accommodated the Tier 2, Bin 5 NOx banned by abbreviation the ammunition breeze rate.

This would abate performance, but best acceptable not to the point area the car couldn’t complete the discharge cycles.

Lowering ammunition breeze would additionally abate agitation temperatures and/or the continuance of high-temperature operation abundant to accumulate NOx emissions almost aural EPA limits.

If the car detected that it was no best in “testing mode” but had alternate to “driving mode,” it would restore ammunition breeze to the accustomed level–which would accelerate NOx emissions soaring.

The odd affair is that this software affection seems to accept persisted into the company’s newest bearing of 2.0-liter TDI diesels, a heavily revised architecture accepted as EA288, which was advised to be adapted with urea aftertreatment systems–which acquiesce added makers to accommodated the NOx banned beneath all circumstances.

The bearings is hardly altered with the V-6 diesels. They angry out to accommodate several bearding “auxiliary discharge ascendancy devices,” about software routines that briefly absolute the discharge controls to bottle the agent beneath concise acute operating conditions.

Those are legal, but charge be appear to the EPA, which they had not been. One of those accepted qualifies beneath cabalistic EPA definitions as an actionable ‘defeat device.”

(5) How was it discovered?

This is one of the added absorbing genitalia of the story: It wasn’t apparent by the EPA at all, but by a clean-air accumulation that activated VW agent models to affirm its antecedent that the latest agent cars complied with all emissions standards while actual abundant added able than commensurable gasoline cars.

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As anecdotal by Bloomberg, the International Council on Apple-pie Transportation (ICCT) had advised European agent cars and apparent that the on-road emissions of some models were conspicuously college than those abstinent in lab testing.

So the accumulation absitively to carbon its tests in the U.S., which again had abundant stricter emissions banned (known as Tier 2, Bin 5) than the Euro 5 standards in force in the European Union until this year.

They activated the cars on a dynamometer, or “rolling road,” again abstinent their emissions in real-world use with a array of speeds, alley types, and demands on a alley cruise from San Diego to Seattle.

“We had no account for suspicion,” John German, the ICCT’s U.S. co-lead, told Bloomberg. “We anticipation the cartage would be clean.”

The U.S. models too accepted to accept on-road emissions far college than the best acknowledged limits, so aerial that German termed the after-effects “shocking.”

On the accessible road, a Volkswagen Jetta TDI blew through the U.S. nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions absolute by 15 to 35 times. A VW Passat TDI (with urea aftertreatment) was 5 to 20 times the maximum.

A BMW X5 xDrive 35d agent crossover able with urea aftertreatment and activated at the aforementioned time, however, met the discharge banned beneath all circumstances.

The U.S. EPA and CARB opened a collective analysis into the cars in May 2014, but it was not publicized.

In December 2014, VW recalled about bisected a actor cars for a software application to fix the problem–but CARB begin it didn’t accredit the cars to accommodated the regulations. Affairs came to a arch in July 2015, aback CARB abreast the EPA and VW of its findings.

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Last September, the EPA banned to accredit VW’s 2016 TDI models for sale, based on its real-world testing of the vehicle’s emissions–which exceeded the acknowledged limits, alike admitting its lab tests didn’t.

In a affair on September 3, Volkswagen assuredly accepted that it had installed the “defeat” software. The EPA went accessible central three weeks, during which time Volkswagen accustomed abominably to cut a accord with the angered regulators.

The full, academic six-page EPA letter beatific Friday, September 18, is accessible here; it’s account account for the capacity of VW’s acceptance of guilt.

(6) Why didn’t the EPA ascertain it afore now?

The U.S. Ecology Aegis Bureau doesn’t analysis every new car for emissions acquiescence every year. Best buyers don’t apperceive that, though, aback the EPA’s name is on the official ratings.

Instead, manufacturers “self-certify” and abide their abstracts to the EPA. The bureau tests about 15 percent of the new cars that go on auction anniversary year, but it artlessly doesn’t accept the resources–in agents or in funds–to analysis every new car.

It’s account acquainted that in the deathwatch of fuel-efficiency appraisement reductions by Hyundai and Kia, and again by Ford (twice), the EPA has said it will footfall up its analysis and may crave manufacturers to affirm their lab after-effects with on-road testing.

But that’s in the future. The VW cheat was apparent by a third party, which again anesthetized it forth a alternation of contacts until it able CARB and the EPA.

(We’ve heard through the comment that ICCT aggregate its after-effects with a Detroit Three automaker, which was absolutely the adviser to the EPA, but we’ve not been able to verify that–so amusement it as rumor until accurate otherwise.)

(7) What has VW said so far about the charges?

The aggregation issued abundant statements, initially one from its U.S. arm and one from its German headquarters.

The U.S. statement, issued and adapted on September 18, the day the EPA went public, said:

Volkswagen Accumulation of America, Inc., Volkswagen AG and Audi AG accustomed today apprehension from the US Ecology Aegis Agency, US Department of Justice and the California Air Resources Board of an analysis accompanying to assertive emissions acquiescence matters.   As ecology aegis and sustainability are amid Volkswagen’s cardinal accumulated objectives, the aggregation takes this amount actual actively and is allied with the investigation.

Volkswagen is committed to acclimation this affair as anon as possible. We appetite to assure barter and owners of these models that their automobiles are safe to drive, and we are alive to advance a antidote that meets emissions standards and satisfies our loyal and admired customers. Owners of these cartage do not charge to booty any activity at this time.

The German statement, issued two canicule afterwards by the CEO of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Martin Winterkorn (who accommodated the afterward week) read:

Thus far, no acknowledgment of any acquaintance with the 480,000 owners of the afflicted cartage has been released. It may be months afore capacity of a specific fix are available.

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(8) What’s been the appulse on the company?

Severe, and continuing.

When the European banking markets opened on September 21, VW Accumulation shares absent added than 20 percent of their value. That’s the best adumbration of how bad the accident from this could get.

The Los Angeles Times appear a belittling beat on Sunday, September 20, and added followed.

The timing is awkward: Some commentators accept bidding annoyance that the GM ignition-switch scandal, which dead added than 100 people, was afresh bound with a able lower than Toyota’s and no individuals captivated criminally culpable.

Volkswagen’s CEO issued a attenuate weekend statement–very absurd for a German company–that was as apologetic as we’ve apparent in years. That didn’t anticipate him from resigning aloof canicule later; he has not so far been answerable with any wrongdoing.

Over the best term, this accident could set aback VW’s aspirations in North America by a decade or more, aloof as the alleged “sudden acceleration” abortion did for Audi in the mid-1980s.

Volkswagen has struggled for years to accept the U.S. bazaar and barrage adapted models.

More than two decades afterwards the SUV bang began, it charcoal abundantly car-based and its Tiguan bunched crossover–the hottest bazaar articulation today–is old, too small, and expensive. A mid-sized SUV concept, the CrossBlue, charcoal in the approaching added than three years afterwards it was aboriginal shown.

And diesels were one of VW’s few appropriate points. They fabricated up 22 percent of its 2014 sales, and 23 percent of its August 2015 sales.

The restrictions on all agent agent sales by VW, Audi, and Porsche (see below) accept aching Volkswagen’s U.S. sales totals in a growing market. Some barter for non-diesel cartage accept acceptable angry abroad attributable to the acumen of accumulated malfeasance.

In short, VW is adverse astringent and aching challenges in the U.S. bazaar for abounding years to come, not to acknowledgment a anamnesis for bisected a actor cars that could prove breathtakingly big-ticket if a acceptable fix can’t be able in software.

Multiple class-action apparel accept already been filed, and were circumscribed not in Detroit—where VW adopted them to be heard—but in the appreciably tougher California district.

Total abeyant fines could ability $40 billion or more, including a U.S. best of $37,500 for anniversary non-compliant car sold. VW Group’s absolute 2014 all-around accumulation was alone $14.25 billion.

(9) Can you still buy a new Volkswagen or Audi with a agent engine?

No. Over the weekend, VW issued a “stop-sale order” on all actual new 2014 and 2015 TDI models with 2.0-liter diesels on its dealer’s lots; Audi followed clothing as well.

Similar orders followed a few weeks afterwards for VW, Audi, and Porsche cartage adapted with the beyond 3.0-liter V-6 agent engine.

The brands additionally told their dealers not to advertise any of the afflicted cartage as Certified Acclimated cars, admitting they cannot adapt the auction of non-certified acclimated models.

It is still accessible to acquisition (heavily discounted) acclimated agent cartage from the three makers, both at dealers and third-party sellers.

All of those cartage abide in limbo until the capacity of a anamnesis are appear and approved.

(10) What does this all mean–for owners, for Volkswagen, and for agent cars in North America?

In our view, this will not end well.

The advised attack by VW to deceive regulators, affront emissions rules, and advertise cars it knew to be actionable will aching TDI owners, the aggregation itself, and actual acceptable the affairs for agent commuter cartage in the U.S. market.

Unlike the GM ignition-switch case and the Toyota dispatch case, this involves a aggregation that set out advisedly to avoid regulations and did so auspiciously for eight years.

And it’s not as if the cars were hardly out of compliance: At one point, one archetypal emitted 35 times the permissible absolute of highly-harmful nitrous oxides (NOx).

We doubtable the EPA will appetite to put Volkswagen’s adulteration arch on a pike on the walls of the town, to abash the blatant, arrant airs that the aggregation appears to accept displayed.

Over the amid months, no beneath than four accompany of this armpit accept contacted us for admonition about car-buying.

One advised to buy a 2016 Jetta TDI, and now won’t; addition affairs to actuate of his 2014 Jetta TDI SportWagen and will no best buy VW products. All of them abide in limbo.

We anticipate this adventure has alone started.


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