Saturday, November 5, 2016

Exhaust affair: the Ministry of transport contradicts Volkswagen – FAZ – Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Volkswagen EU law has been violated?

The Federal Ministry of transport, Volkswagen representation has objected, the group had failed to exhaust affair against European law. “We do not share the view of VW,” said a spokesman for the Ministry of the daily newspaper “The world”. The Wolfsburg company had declared that the so-called switch-off facilities were not in the rigged diesel engines illegal in the EU. “In vehicles with a EA 189 Motor is included with the Software is, in the opinion of Volkswagen no impermissible switch-off device according to European law”, had a VW spokesman emphasized.

The Expression of VW is contrary to the recall notice issued by the Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA), according to which the manipulated vehicles in Germany back in the workshops. “The KBA has found that VW used illegal defeat devices,” said the spokesman of the Ministry of transport. Therefore, the authority ordered the recall of millions of VW diesel vehicles.

While VW in the United States do to billion-up is ready, the bristles of the group in Germany and Europe against comparable offerings. Because in this country no class are admitted to lawsuits drag on for months, individual car owners before various courts. It has so far received mostly VW law, in other cases, the group has announced an appeal.

violations of law within the EU denies VW. On Thursday, the group had confirmed, on request of the “Süddeutscher Zeitung”, NDR and WDR its interpretation of the law in the United States prohibited Software is under EU law there is no illegal Manipulation. The decision of the KBA you think is legally wrong, but working in “the interest of the customer” with the authorities.

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VW large shareholder lower Saxony, the Volkswagen used Software have led to the to the test better nitrogen oxide values have been found than is actually in the real operation. This “manipulative approach” is not excusable, regardless of the question whether the Software were due to differences in national Law is inadmissible or not, it was said in the case of the state government. In Europe, the permissible limits were not exceeded, in the United States.

In the case of the EU-Commission met with Volkswagen’s legal Interpretation of a lack of understanding. “The prohibition of defeat devices in the EU law the wording and the spirit, clearly,” said a spokesman for the Commission of the “world”. It is the national authorities had a responsibility, to enforce this prohibition. However, the EU-emission regulations are advised, at the latest, after the VW scandal is massively in the criticism. The car lobby in Brussels expandable rules with many exceptions. With these allegations, an investigation is busy-Committee in the European Parliament.


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