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    "VW admits it can't cope with new emissions test"

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44...alflow_twitter

    Germany's Volkswagen has warned its main factory in Wolfsburg faces temporary shutdowns later this year, owing to new emissions test standards.

    It plans "closure days" to prevent a build-up of vehicles that have yet to be approved for sale.

    From September, more rigorous EU standards apply, designed to replicate real driving conditions more closely.

    Now VW says it does not have enough testing equipment to cope and fears that a backlog of cars will ensue.

    At a meeting with unions on Wednesday, chief executive Herbert Diess admitted that meeting the new requirements, and getting new cars approved for sale, was proving a challenge. Closure plan

    "We will only build vehicles after the works holiday that fulfil the new standards. The deliveries will take place gradually as soon as the necessary approvals are there," Mr Diess told staff.

    "But many vehicles will have to be warehoused in the meantime. To make sure their numbers don't become too large, we will have to plan closure days through the end of September," he added.

    VW is still facing fallout from the scandal over its emissions cheating, which erupted in September 2015.

    Last month, former chief executive Martin Winterkorn was charged by US prosecutors in Detroit with conspiring to mislead regulators.

    The firm was found to have falsified diesel vehicles' emission levels by installing software "defeat devices" that allowed the vehicles to perform better in test conditions than they did on the road.

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    but a stupendous number of photons and electrons were terribly inconvenienced.


    #2
    And in others news, VW has plans to open up a new plant in <insert Eastern European country> that totally won't eventually build cars for the EU.
    bogative ?

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      #3
      The headline is misleading. Basically all test facilities in the country are booked solid because everyone needs to test every model. It's not just VW that had capacity problems, it's everybody.

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        #4
        That's why I bolded that section of the article and put the headline in quotes.

        This is a problem of VW's own making, if they had not tried to cheat on emissions in the first place there would be a lot more trust with automakers in general and they wouldn't have this bandwidth problem for testing.

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        but a stupendous number of photons and electrons were terribly inconvenienced.

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          #5
          ^That doesn't matter.

          Problem is probably worse.

          real-world emissions from passenger vehicles using remote sensing data

          By manufacturer group, Euro 6 petrol vehicle NOX emissions for even the worst manufacturers were within 1.5 times the type-approval limit. For diesel vehicles, even the best manufacturer group had Euro 6 NOX emissions of more than twice the type-approval limit, and all other manufacturer groups were at least four times the type-approval limit. Four manufacturer groups had average emissions of more than 12 times the type-approval limit.

          Almost no Euro 3 through Euro 6 diesel vehicle family had average remote sensing measurements below their respective type-approval standards. Euro 5 diesel families performed particularly poorly: All families had NOX emissions at least twice that of the limit, and the worst families had emissions 18 times the limit.
          https://www.theicct.org/publications...e-sensing-data
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            #6
            Study findings fail to mention that data does not include the most up-to-date cars; Euro 6d cars do not fall under the TRUE Initiative's data collection
            https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/n...ve-media-storm
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              #7
              Every one has been lying their ass off and it’s now become a big problem all at once causing a backlog for correction and re-testing.

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                #8
                Originally posted by DanRoM View Post
                The headline is misleading. Basically all test facilities in the country are booked solid because everyone needs to test every model. It's not just VW that had capacity problems, it's everybody.
                Well, everybody that skimped on investing in own testing capacity and got completely suprised by a regulation that was known since four years in advance I guess.............
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