VW emission scandal grows as 800,000 more cars affected

800,000 more Volkswagen cars found to have "unexplained inconsistencies" in the carbon dioxide emissions

Another development in the VW emission scandal has been uncovered
Another development in the VW emission scandal has been uncovered

The German company, already in crisis from an emissions scandal, said on Tuesday it is expecting a $2.2bn blow after understating the level of fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions for some of its models, including petrol-run vehicles for the first time.

In September, the company admitted installing software in 11 million cars around the world in order to evade diesel emissions testing. It has already set aside $7.4bn to cover the costs of recalling those vehicles.

The scandal has already caused the company's share prices to plummet.

Volkswagen said the safety of the cars in question "is in no way compromised", adding that it "will endeavor to clarify the further course of action as quickly as possible and ensure the correct CO2 classification for the vehicles affected" with the responsible authorities.

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