Bloomberg News report
FRANKFURT (Dec. 9, 2015) — Volkswagen A.G. said a probe into its cars' carbon-dioxide emissions affects far fewer vehicles than originally thought, easing one front in the pollution scandal that has plagued the car maker for nearly three months.
The company and German authorities found slight deviations in nine model variants with an annual production of about 36,000 cars, the auto maker said in a statement Dec. 9. It had initially estimated as many as 800,000 vehicles would be affected.
Volkswagen said it no longer faces potential damages of as much as $2.2 billion due to carbon-dioxide emissions irregularities. Whether there is a “minor economic impact” remains to be seen as the cars' emissions are measured again, the company said.
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