The National Green Tribunal has asked Volkswagen and its subsidiaries Skoda and Audi to give an undertaking by January 11 that it will not sell any vehicles in India fitted with the ‘Cheat Device’. The engine in question currently powers a range of models in the Volkswagen, Skoda and Audi range.
The German automaker was involved in a major scandal where 11 million of its diesel cars with EA 189 engine were found to be polluting higher than normal levels of emission. They are currently facing a massive set of fines and investigations in the US over the emission scandal.
In India, the ARAI, as well as transport minister Nitin Gadkari called for an investigation into the issue late last year. The company is currently believed to be conducting an internal probe into the issue.