US says VW also violated emission rules in larger engines

Shortly after trading began on the Frankfurt stock exchange, Volkswagen shares tumbled 5.1 percent to 107.00 eurosThe Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal widened Monday as US regulators said the German automaker also included illegal “defeat devices” on its larger 3.0 liter diesel engines over the past three years. Volkswagen had already admitted including the software, which cheats pollution tests, in smaller 2.0 liter diesels equipped in some 11 million 2009-2015 model year cars worldwide. “We have clear evidence of these additional violations,” said Cynthia Giles, an official with the EPA’s Enforcement and Compliance Assurance office.

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