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US EPA sues VW, Audi and Porche for alleged Clean Air Act violations

The US Department of Justice, on Monday filed a civil complaint in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, on behalf of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) against subsidiaries of German automaker VW, Audi and Porche.
The complaint alleged that nearly 600 000 diesel engine vehicles had illegal defeat devices installed that impaired their emission control systems and caused emissions to exceed the EPA’s standards, resulting in harmful air pollution.