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Harmful Emissions Causes Audi To Recall 8.5 Lakh Cars

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| July 22 , 2017 , 09:18 IST

Audi the German automobile giant has decided to recall 8.5 lakh diesel cars as they say that they will install new software in the car to improve their emissions performance, following a similar move by rival Daimler as the auto industry tries to get ahead of public controversy over the technology.

Audi which comes under the Volkswagen Group announced the voluntary retrofitting program on Friday. The company said in a statement that it "aims to maintain the future viability of diesel engines" and believes the program "will counteract possible bans on vehicles with diesel engines."

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The move will affect three million cars across Europe and hundreds of thousands in the UK and cost the firm around £195 million.

Volkswagen has admitted using the illegal software in 11 million vehicles worldwide. It agreed to pay more than $20 billion in civil and criminal settlements and penalties in the U.S. and eight executives have been charged there.

On Tuesday, Daimler said it will voluntarily recall 3 million Mercedes-Benz cars with diesel engines in Europe to improve their emissions performance.

Audi and Daimler are allegedly using an illegal software in diesel vehicles to cheat in emissions tests.