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Volkswagen says emissions scandal affects 11 million vehicles worldwide

The Volkswagen Group today announced that software "irregularities" in some of its diesel engines affect 11 million vehicles worldwide, as regulators in the US and other countries investigate allegations that the company used the software to cheat on emissions testing. In a statement released Tuesday, the German manufacturer said it would set aside 6.5 billion ($7.3 billion) to cover costs associated with the issue, which allowed some models to skirt emissions regulations in the US.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the discovery of the software last week, saying that the so-called "defeat device" activated emissions controls only during laboratory testing of diesel-powered Volkswagen cars, and not during normal...

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