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Delhi, (Agency) 4 NOv : The government will on Wednesday issue notice to Volkswagen Group over “significant variations” that have been found by testing agency Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) in on-road emission levels, compared with laboratory measurements, of the firm’s three diesel models in India—Jetta, Audi A4 and Vento.
“ARAI has found significant variations in the emission level in on-road vehicles as compared to the laboratory measurements. We are issuing a notice to Volkswagen Group of companies today (on Wednesday) to give technical inputs and explain their position,” Ambuj Sharma, additional secretary, heavy industries ministry, told media.
“Significant variations in the emission levels have been found in diesel vehicles belonging to the Jetta, Audi A4 and Vento models. We will give them (Volkswagen) 15-21 days to reply to the notice. We are expecting a reply from them by month-end, with detailed technical inputs from their headquarters in Germany,” Sharma said.

 

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