Porsche receives an EPA violation notice for its 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel

News | November 3rd, 2015 by 5
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Earlier today, Porsche issued a press release on an EPA notice they’ve received in the morning. According to the German automaker, a notice of violation …

Earlier today, Porsche issued a press release on an EPA notice they’ve received in the morning. According to the German automaker, a notice of violation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was sent regarding the 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel.

No further details were offered by Porsche and for now, they’re just trying to stay ahead of the potential scandal.

“We are surprised to learn this information,” Porsche’s statement said. Until this notice, all of our information was that the Porsche Cayenne Diesel is fully compliant.”

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Porsche Cars North America said it “will cooperate fully with all relevant authorities.”

Road and Track reports that EPA found diesel-powered versions of the 2014 VW Touareg and 2015 Porsche Cayenne featuring the same software cheat first discovered in 2.0-liter TDI Volkswagens. The cheat was also found on model year 2016 Audi A6 Quattro, A7 Quattro, A8, A8L, and Q5 models.

EPA said this latest violation was discovered as part of its expanded testing of all diesel models sold in the U.S. to see if they also were cheating when they had their emissions tested.

5 responses to “Porsche receives an EPA violation notice for its 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel”

  1. Dana Bruce Smith says:

    Since the Cayenne diesel uses urea injection to reduce emissions I’m pretty sure this EPA finding points to something other than malfeasance on the part of VW Group. My guess is that the testing regime is at fault — static testing in the workshop obviously would return different results than testing on the road, in the “real world”.
    I believe that VW played fast and loose with their small diesels but I also believe that the EPA has always known (or should have known) that their testing protocol was deceptive and that, in real life, ALL diesel autos were polluting more than the EPA tests claimed.
    Am I the only one who’s noticed that the US Government likes to go after big companies with deep pockets to gouge huge fines? And, if the companies are based outside the USA, so much the better!
    Who actually benefits from the big fines? Certainly not the consumer.

    • Senne says:

      The thing is, that all brands abuse the system. But that’s not cheating, like the VW Group did: putting software that pollutes less, when the tests are done. Everyone else just tests the cars surrealistic, so the numbers aren’t correct, BUT they do not use cheating software (at least I hope so).

      • Billy The Hillbilly says:

        well it might not be cheating, but… optimalising the car so it would fit the test and not standard conditions when on road is at least stupid. Who (of the customers) cares if the car passes the test anyways, if you can’t use the car properly because of ludicrously long gears and numb throttle response? Governments can shove their tests where they belong and give me a normally functioning car back w/o this eco nonsense, as I am convinced it would actually make no difference. Maybe we would be on the + side of saving resources once again.

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