Friday, July 19, 2019

VW to focus on hybrids and electric cars, will revamp diesels

After suffering a regulatory and public relations debacle over cheating emissions tests, Volkswagen announced a new strategy that will see it focus on hybrids and electric cars.

VW also said it will be revamping its diesel vehicles to include traditional emissions control systems.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other European environmental agencies charged VW with using embedded software to thwart emissions standards by turning on emission control systems during tests and turning them off after.

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