Volkswagen admits more vehicles had emissions-cheat software


Volkswagen and Audi told federal regulators Thursday that more vehicles than they previously had admitted had equipment rigged to cheat emissions tests.

An Environmental Protection Agency spokeswoman said Friday afternoon the new admissions from Volkswagen means an additional 85,000 vehicles have defeat devices installed in their software. EPA officials said VW and Audi officials reversed their initial denial of the charges leveled by the EPA earlier this month during a meeting Thursday.

On Nov. 2, the EPA announced 10,000 vehicles had been identified in a second round of violations for having the "defeat devices" installed on the vehicles, including cars from Porsche. VW initially denied the vehicles had defeat device software.

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