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Excessive fuel consumption: self-reported Porsche reimbursement

01.01.2019 20.09

Online since today, 8:09 pm

The automaker Porsche specified in its sports car 911 possibly incorrect fuel consumption and therefore the case of the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) indicated. This was reported by the magazine "Spiegel" (online edition) tonight. Affected are vehicles from the 2016 and 2017 building years.

Production of a Porsche 911

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Porsche confirmed that these are deviations in the wind resistance values, which are used in tests on the dynamometer. The facts are still under investigation, both internally and in close consultation with the authorities. "Porsche sees it as a matter of course and expression of its corporate culture to actively inform the responsible authorities," a spokesman said.

The report said even more, Porsche CEO Oliver Blume apparently phoned Federal Transport Minister Andreas Scheuer (CSU) and explained the case. If actual consumption figures deviate significantly from those originally set, claims for damages and taxes, as well as possibly fines, will be threatened. After the Germans, the American authorities must also be informed.

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