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VW offering up to 10,000 euros (RM50,000) in exhange for old diesels

KUALA LUMPUR: Volkswagen AG is offering Germans up to 10,000 euros off a new car if they scrap their old oil burners.
The incentives, which CNN Money reported to be billed by the manufacturer as an "environmental program", comes hot on the heels of calls to ban diesels in Germany over pollution concerns.
France and Britain have already commited to phasing out diesel and petrol vehicles.
German drivers trading any brand of diesel car for a new Volkswagen will receive discounts of €2,000 (RM10,000) on a compact model, €5,000 (RM25,000) on a Golf, and €10,000 (RM50,000) on a Touareg SUV, reported CNN Money.
Electricity, natural gas or hybrid car buyers also stand to receive as much as €2,380 worth of discounts, the news outlet reported.
Last week, top executives from VW, Audi, Porsche, BMW, Opel and Daimler met with government officials and agreed to retrofit a software update on five million vehicles that will reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 30 per cent.
In July, a judge ruled that Stuttgart may have to ban or severely limit diesel vehicles to bring down pollution and meet air quality standards.
Volkswagen admitted to cheating on diesel emissions tests in 2015 after its vehicles in the U.S. were found to be emitting up to 40 times the legal limit on nitrogen oxide.
A spokesperson from Volkswagen Group Malaysia Sdn Bhd, which distributes Volkswagen cars here, clarified that none of the manufacturer's diesel variants are sold in Malaysia.

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