Volkswagen announces incentives to trade in old diesel engines.
Volkswagen’s attempts to redeem itself post-Dieselgate continue, with a range of measures announced to decrease emissions.
The Germany manufacturer will offer ‘trade-in incentives’ for all Euro 1-4 diesel models across the Volkswagen Group brands.
VW CEO Matthias Müller says: ‘With the incentive to trade in their vehicles we are giving our customers strong motivation to switch to a modern, more environmentally compatible vehicle powered by an internal combustion engine or an alternative drivetrain technology.
‘Our comprehensive package of measures will significantly reduce NOx emissions and significantly improve air quality.’
The incentive scheme is set to be run by Volkswagen’s passenger car brands – VW, Audi, Seat, Skoda and Porsche – across the whole of Europe and not just in Germany.
The German manufacturer has also announced further software updates that will be rolled out across Europe on Euro 5 and some Euro 6. VW claims that as a result of the software changes, NOx emissions from its vehicles can be reduced by an average 25 to 30 percent.