Archive for: September 2015

Volkswagen Admits That 11 Million Cars Worldwide Could Be Affected By Emissions Scandal

Millions of petrol cars worldwide sold by Volkswagen are affected by the diesel engine emissions test scandal.

Meanwhile, Volkswagen and other diesel car manufacturers will be investigated for similar emissions rigging examinations.

The scandal has rocked the entire diesel engine car industry with many questioning the future of diesel engines.

British Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin had called for an investigation into Volkswagen following its admission that 11 million vehicles worldwide may have passed strict environmental exams by switcin to fume-suppressing technology during examinations.

“We are closely monitoring the situation and have been pushing for action at a European level for more accurate tests that reflect driving on the road,” said Mr McLoughlin.

“It’s vital that the public has confidence in vehicle emissions tests and I am calling for the European Commission to investigate this issue as a matter of urgency.”

In fact, these vehicles may be spewing double or triple the emissions reported in their examinations.

British motorists, along with motorists who had purchased Volkswagen brands Audi, Skoda and Seat could have their cars recalled. Industry experts said the 2 lt, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine said the engines could have been sold in Britain.

Meanwhile, British Politicians said European regulators are failing to enforce emissions standards at the scandal’s wake.

Father Of Two Syrian Toddlers Washed Up On The Beach Describes His Emotions

Turkish Media had found the father of three-year-old Aylan and his big brother Galip whose bodies were washed ashore during an attempt to reach the Greek island of Kos from Turkish beaches in a boat.

Abdullah Kurdi spoke to the local Dogan News Agency and described his devastation after his children slipped from his hands. He said he paid human traffickers twice to cross him and his children over to Kos. Two failed efforts failed to start the run.

Kurdi said coastguards captured them at sea and released them. During the second attempt, the traffickers failed to bring their boats. However, when they set sail, the boat filled with water and capsized. He held on to his wife but his children slipped from his hands.

He said he heard his childrens’ voices and his wife. He tried to swim to the beach by following the lights. He looked for his children and wife and did not think they died. However, when he arrived in their meeting point at Bodrum he realised that they did not make it.

The Syrian refugee crisis is the biggest problem the EU faces. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said it was a bigger challenge than the Greek Debt Crisis where the failure of the Euro could devastate the entire nation.