Over the weekend, Porsche announced that it has launched an internal investigation into the possible manipulation of its engines to improve emissions test data, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported. The paper said that Porsche has contacted both German and U.S. authorities about the investigation. As of this morning, Germany’s federal automotive agency, KBA, announced that it will also be investigating Porsche over the issue.
The Porsche spokesperson added: “These topics mainly relate to specific hardware and software used in certification testing. In certain cases such components may also have differed from parts used in series vehicles.” It’s not clear at this point, based on currently available information, whether this means a problem like the VW emissions-test cheating scandal or some other issue.
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