German regulator now investigating 50 brands in emissions scandal

Germany’s regulator Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (KBA) has broadened the scope of its investigations into the emissions scandal and is now targeting more than 50 brands.

The KBA has confirmed that is investigating “whether further manipulation of emissions, of nitrogen oxides in particular, is taking place in the market.”

In a statement the KBS said: “The choice of vehicle models was based on the registration statistics in Germany as well as with respect to third party verified hints about conspicuous pollutant emissions.”

“The studies include more than 50 different vehicles from domestic and foreign manufacturers with different diesel aggregates whose emissions will be measured both on the chassis dynamometer as well as portable emission measurement systems (PEMS) on the street.”

“Based on raw data partly increased nitric oxide levels in different driving and environmental conditions have been identified so far.”