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Volkswagen used defeat device in India too: Geete

Emission nine times more than cap; firm denies claim

Volkswagen used defeat device in India too: Geete

Union Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete said on Wednesday that Volkswagen used a device in its Indian cars that allowed it to report two types of emissions, violating industry norms. This device was also used in the US. On the sidelines of Make in India Week, the minister said: “ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) conducted checks on cars produced at Volkswagen’s factory and the cars met the norms. But when these were checked on the road, their emissions were nine times higher. We approached Volkswagen with these facts and pointed out that they had fitted a ...