Wolfsburg - Allegations that Volkswagen lied about the carbon dioxide emissions of up to 800 000 cars appeared to evaporate into thin air on Wednesday as the embattled German carmaker said they had been proven to be largely unfounded.
“Just a month after questions relating to the CO2 figures measured on some of the group's models arose, Volkswagen has largely concluded the clarification of the matter,” the company said in a statement.
“Following extensive internal investigations and measurement checks, it is now clear that almost all of these model variants do correspond to the CO2 figures originally determined,” the statement said.
“This means that these vehicles can be marketed and sold without any limitations. The suspicion that the fuel consumption figures of current production vehicles had been unlawfully changed was not confirmed,” VW said.