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German ministry orders probe of Porsche emissions

Posted by: Admin | Posted on: June 12th, 2017 | 0 Comments

BERLIN The German Transport Ministry has ordered the KBA watchdog agency to examine the emissions of sports car maker Porsche (PSHG_p.DE), a unit of Volkswagen (VOWG_p.DE), a ministry spokesman said on Monday following a critical media report.

German newsmagazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday that diesel models of Porsche’s Cayenne V6 TDI, an SUV model, had much higher emissions than legally allowed.

The company said it did not understand the test results, and noted that emissions depend on conditions such as engine load, speed and temperature.

(Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Michael Nienaber)

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