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Looks Like VW Is in Trouble Again

The carmaker may be helping vehicles avoid emissions standards
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2019 11:35 AM CST
Matti Latvala and Miikka Antilla, of Finland, compete with their Volkswagen Polo R during the Sardinia Rally in Monti, Italy, Saturday, June 22, 2013.   (AP Photo/Antonio Satta)

(Newser) – Volkswagen may be in trouble all over again for allegedly installing software in cars to help them duck emissions standards, Reuters reports. German authorities are investigating whether 1.2-liter engine Volkswagens, including the Polo, received a software update allowing them to trick emissions tests. Germany may also file charges against company managers and recall more Volkswagens.

This after VW admitted to similar trickery with diesel-engine vehicles in 2015 and had to recall hundreds of thousands worldwide. Meanwhile, VW ended 2018 with record deliveries around the world and likely became "the world's biggest carmaker," per the Financial Times. (Also, Tesla has added a car feature involving more personal emissions.)

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