• Understand that the proposal of the German company will not make emission standards are met.
  • “Volkswagen proposals are incomplete, inadequate and substantially do not meet the legal requirements. “

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The US authorities rejected the plan submitted by the Volkswagen Group to repair diesel engines that understand souped Germany’s proposal will not cause emission standards are met.

The Board of California Air Resources Board (CARB, for its acronym in English) said “Volkswagen proposals are incomplete, substantially deficient and do not meet the legal requirements “for the affected vehicles can be certified .

In the letter rejecting the proposal of Volkswagen released Tuesday, the CARB He notes that the German company presented last November 20 calling plan review of the more than 500,000 vehicles affected with the engine trick.

The letter also states that on 25 November confidentially informed the company that its plan “did not meet the basic requirements” of the rules of California (USA).

The CARB highlighted three serious deficiencies in the plan presented by Volkswagen.

The first is that Volkswagen did not sufficiently describe the non-compliance to the CARB understand if “the proposed repairs are possible or solve all the violations”.

The second is that “Volkswagen repairs not specifically described in the plan of recall of way that allows the CARB assess whether they could be effective or even technically possible”.

And the third is that “ proposed plans do not respond sufficiently to impacts on the engine, the joint operation of the vehicle and all technologies related emission control “.

“Therefore, CARB is rejecting plans call for review” of Gen 2-liter engines 1, 2 and 3 as well as “the proposed temporary extension Volkswagen”.

The CARB rejection comes a day before the CEO of Volkswagen Group, Matthias Müller, he meets with the director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the United States, Gina McCarthy, for discuss VW shares.

Just this Monday at the International Motor Show in North America (NAIAS), to be held in Detroit, Müller was confident that the US authorities would accept the proposal to arrange souped engines with software that hides its actual emissions of pollutants.