One Audi and 2 Skoda cars found to have emissions-cheating devices: NEA

One Audi and two Skoda passenger diesel vehicles found to be fitted with devices to evade government pollution controls.
One Audi and two Skoda passenger diesel vehicles found to be fitted with devices to evade government pollution controls.PHOTO: AFP

SINGAPORE - One Audi and two Skoda passenger diesel vehicles imported into Singapore have been found to be fitted with devices to evade government pollution controls, the National Environment Agency (NEA) said on Friday (Nov 6).

The three vehicles were imported directly and were not sold by local car distributors.

The so-called defeat devices are similar to those found in the 662 affected Volkswagen (VW) diesel vehicles revealed last month.

Audi and Skoda are brands under Germany's VW group.

The US Environmental Protection Agency's broadening search has also revealed that more Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche vehicles have been equipped with defeat devices.

NEA said it takes a serious view of any misrepresentation by automobile manufacturers that their vehicles comply with the vehicle emission standards in Singapore.