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Volkswagen Group promises to keep fleets fully informed over NOx scandal

Volkswagen Group has told fleets operating its diesel cars affected by the NOx emissions scandal that it will keep them fully updated with developments.

In September, the Volkswagen Group admitted installing a piece of software designed to cheat emissions tests in 11 million of its diesel cars worldwide, including Seat, Škoda and Audi models as well as Volkswagen cars.

“We are engaging with our fleet customers with the same vigour in which we are communicating with our retail customers,”  a VW Group spokesman told Fleet News.

“We are updating them with information as soon as we are able, so that as many questions are answered as possible.

“Once the exact nature of the technical actions are confirmed, we will of course be informing our fleet customers as quickly as possible and working with them to ensure the service actions are implemented on affected vehicles.”

The vehicles affected are fitted with a diesel engine with the designation EA189.

In the UK, this covers: Volkswagen passenger cars - 508,276; Audi - 393,450; Seat - 76,773; Skoda - 131,569; Volkswagen commercial vehicles - 79,838.

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