John Batchelor radio show, Volkswagen and CARB on Driving the Nation
Trouble in Volkswagen group; California Air Resources Board (CARB) says they will be investigating all Volkswagen groups, VW, Audi and Porsche.
If you are a car company you have to sell cars in California if you want to gain market share. Volkswagen knew this and increased its market share by intentionally deceiving CARB into letting them sell diesel vehicles in California.
Was it a condition going forward of selling cars in California that Volkswagen’s executives apologize profusely and admit it was done intentionally?
How did CARB’s engineers figure out that this defeat device was done intentionally?
Is it about miles per gallon or emissions? When the fix comes out will it change the fuel economy?
What difference does the emission regulations make? What effect does NOX have in California?
Are Californians allowed to register their cars in California?
Are there any other car companies suspected?
Did the lack of Volkswagen sales in early years prompt this cheating for more market share?