A new exhaust emission test for Chaos in the car industry: the VW group is affected. Of all things, especially eco-friendly models are no longer at Volkswagen can be ordered.
Customers who plan to purchase a VW in a car, you must expect Trouble. For models with Hybrid and natural gas drive are being accepted no orders, said a VW spokesman. Previously, the “Welt am Sonntag had reported” on the subject. Reason for the stop problems with the new emissions tests. VW pointed out, but also to model changes and technical changes, which led to the inconvenience for the customer. Hybrid vehicles are expected to be in 2019, and natural gas cars already in the fourth quarter of 2018 re-orderable, the spokesman said.
VW, like other manufacturers don’t make it to all the vehicles according to the new exhaust test, the WLTP (“Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure”) to certify. In the case of the VW group to be built, therefore, in accordance with previous data widely expected to be 200,000 to 250,000 cars too late, and delivered.
The new exhaust emission test, the WLTP:
In these models, customers will have to wait
In the long delivery times of up to seven months to set the speaker according to buyers of pure electric vehicles. He spoke of a “high demand” due to the multiple capacities. “But of course we’ll take more orders for E-vehicles,” the spokesman said.
Gasoline engines are equipped with particle filter
“We are about three months, an estimated 30 to 50 percent less variants to offer,” said VW chief Herbert Diess, a few days ago. A total of more than 260 Motor and gearbox to measure combinations, and to be re-admitted.
The German Association of the automotive industry (VDA) is expecting, according to data from the June, more than 500 permits are still pending. Critics accuse the auto manufacturers, they had not reacted promptly to the new location. The industry itself makes the policy responsible for the problems The producers had received only eleven months ago the description of the process, “a relatively short period of time”, said VDA President, Bernhard Mattes, a few weeks ago.
It will be in the EU, a new test cycle, was already since November 2007. At the time, it was decided at the economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), to develop a worldwide harmonised test for passenger Cars and commercial vehicles. For all new types of vehicles of WLTP has been in place since September of last year, now he is for all new cars mandatory. When the WLTP is to determine a more realistic fuel consumption and CO2 values. In addition, a year later, a real test will be mandatory, in the case of the driving operation on the road is measured (“Real Driving Emissions”, RDE).
In addition, new particles had been adopted limits earlier than expected, said VDA chief Matt. “This has led many manufacturers to do this, that you had to equip petrol engines with a particulate filter.” For years gasoline engines were in comparison to the Diesel particulate matter as unremarkable. It is only through the development of modern direct-injection engines, which have the advantage to save on fuel, the particulate problem. In the case of the mixing of air and fuel in the combustion chambers of the smallest Soot particles, which are detrimental to human health. The new limit allows petrol engines now have a higher particle emissions more than diesel models.
German manufacturer, under the cartel suspicion
In the past, have agreed, according to the MIRROR, Daimler, Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, and Porsche, to dispense with the use of particle filters in petrol engines. The EU competition Commission found the appropriate references in the documents, which were found during various searches of the manufacturer. With their agreements, the manufacturers may breach competition law. The checks of the Commission. In addition, the use of active filter systems could be delayed by years. A competition for the use of modern technology did not take place. The manufacturer would have been able to advertise with the eco-friendly Filter on the sales of their models.