As you have probably heard it appears that more than just Volkswagens are affected by the Diesel cheating software. The EPA is claiming that Audi and Porsche diesel automobiles were also sold with the software that made the vehicles run more environmentally friendly when being tested for emissions, but in normal conditions it produced much more pollution.
Originally it was thought that Porsche did not use the software and according to a statement from Porsche Cars North America (PCNA), they had no knowledge of their SUVs using the software. The fact that the U.S. branch of the performance car maker didn’t know this is very likely as they don’t produce the cars here. At question is if the 2015 Cayenne Diesel also attempts to get around the system.
Below is the statement from PCNA.
Late this morning, Porsche Cars North America, Inc. received a notice of violation from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the 2015 Porsche Cayenne Diesel.
We are surprised to learn this information. Until this notice, all of our information was that the Porsche Cayenne Diesel is fully compliant.
Porsche Cars North America will cooperate fully with all relevant authorities.
While many believe that the scandal that has engulfed Volkswagen is likely to spill over to other car companies, only VW owned Porsche and Audi have been named thus far. Automakers such as Mercedes and BMW have also been said to possibly have used similar cheating software, but up to this point no evidence has found this to be true.