A measuring hose for emissions inspections in diesel engines sticks in the exhaust tube of a Volkswagen (VW) Golf 2,0 TDI diesel car at a garage in Frankfurt an der Oder, eastern Germany, on October 1, 2015. Volkswagen has admitted that up to 11 million diesel cars worldwide are fitted with devices that can switch on pollution controls when they detect the car is undergoing testing. AFP PHOTO / DPA / PATRICK PLEUL +++ GERMANY OUT +++

Berlin - Germany's vehicle regulator has found signs of elevated emission levels in some diesel-powered vehicles in an ongoing probe involving Volkswagen and extended to other carmakers.

The Federal Motor Transport Authority said on Wednesday: “Based on raw data, partly elevated nitrogen oxides levels in different driving and environment conditions have been identified so far.

It added that it would discuss the findings with concerned car manufacturers and other authorities before “legal results” would be released.

The watchdog plans to test more than 50 different vehicle models from German and foreign car companies over suspicions of emission manipulation, reviewing emission levels both on streets and testbeds. Since late September, two thirds of the review have been completed. The KBA said the probe was triggered by the #Dieselgate scandal in which Volkswagen, which admitted it had rigged its diesel engines with software to cheat in emission tests.

VW has admitted that about 11 million vehicles around the world were implicated in the scandal.


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