Saturday, September 26, 2015

Swiss Officials Issue Temporary Volkswagen Diesel Sales Ban

VW West Distribution Circa 2009

Volkswagen's pain parade marches on, this time to Switzerland, which has temporarily banned sales of the automaker's diesels.

The BBC reports the stop-sale order, issued Friday by the nation's Federal Roads Office, could affect 180,000 vehicles yet to be sold or registered in the Euro5 emissions category.

The order covers units with 1.2-, 1.6-, and 2.0-liter diesels sold under the VW brand, as well as those bearing Audi, Seat and Skoda badges. Diesels already on the road are not affected, nor are those sold in the Euro6 emissions category.

This latest action in the wake of VW's emissions-rigging scandal, which began last week when the Environmental Protection Agency issued a violation notice to the automaker upon finding software designed to help circumvent the U.S. agency's emissions standards, comes on the same day Porsche CEO Matthias Mueller took the reins as the automaker's new CEO, following the resignation of Martin Winterkorn.

Mueller said his first task would be "to win back trust for Volkswagen Group by leaving no stone unturned and with maximum transparency, as well as drawing the right conclusions from the current situation."

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