News of 18.09.2015: German Car Maker VW opens first foreign-owned engine plant in Russia
News of 22.09.2015: USA "uncovers" the VW "Scandal"...
After three years of construction, the Volkswagen Group has become the first foreign automaker to open its own engine plant in Russia. The Kaluga plant will produce a newly developed petrol engine.
The automobile plant of the Volkswagen Group in the Russian city of Kaluga, south west of Moscow, has sent 70 Russian workers to a three-month training program at the VW plant in Zwickau (Saxonia, Germany).
"The aim of the training programs is to develop professional characteristics of employees, which can be used in the future, at the start of production of new products in Kaluga," a spokesman for the German plant said on Monday.
Worldwide alone around five million Volkswagen vehicles are affected, said brand chief Herbert Diess. An internal evaluation has shown that vehicles of certain models and years are affected, such as:
- VW Golf of the sixth generation,
- VW Passat the seventh generation
- and the first generation of the VW Tiguan.
Diess: "These are fitted exclusively with diesel engines of the type EA 189. All cars of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, which have the Europe-wide EU6 standard, are not affected by the exhaust-manipulation. This applies, inter alia, for the current Golf, Passat and Touran models.
German Abs expert Peter Mock: The man who has accidentally shaken VW...
mm.de: Mr. Mock, the investigations of your institute have just meant, that the Volkswagen group gets into a real existential crisis. Are you surprised you the dimension of the case?
BMW and VW Test
Q. And Volkswagen?
Mock: In the VW models the manufacturer has installed only a single cleaning system. Passat is using an SCR system where urea - is added - a so called "Ad Blue". Wiles Jetta is a LNT system in which the filter must be cleaned regularly.
Currently the limit is reached only through increased consumption. This is completely absurd. (GhanaMIRROR.com)
Manufacturers can also buy a larger filter installed in such cases, however. The costs 100 to 200 euros more.
Why the "Dirt" bomb bursts now?
Damage to the German reputation in the world. That alone is behind the campaign.
It has done already great ham to the European Union, so many European counties and companies don`t follow the USA "Advise".
VW (Volkswagen) is one of those companies, who is rather interested in peaceful trade, instead of confrontation.
It`s simple as that! Beside, the "Green" regulations are part of the world-wide climate change SCAM, initiated by "concerned" USA !
It evades reality, to assume that the measured values of the existing, standardized test methods are even remotely meeting the terms of individual driving behavior.