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German car authority investigates Porsche over fuel consumption data

German car authority KBA starts probe against Porsche for false fuel consumption data
German car authority KBA starts probe against Porsche for false fuel consumption data   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021
By Reuters

BERLIN – Germany’s car authority KBA has started a probe against Porsche, suspecting incorrect fuel consumption data for gasoline-powered cars, news portal Business Insider reported on Thursday.

Porsche said it had made a voluntary notification to the authority as “a pre-cautionary measure” a year ago, regarding conformity issues with individual vehicles.

“The current procedure has already been able to find no conformity deviations in the large majority of vehicles,” a Porsche spokesperson said in an emailed statement.

The number of vehicles affected was “far less” than 1% of the Porsche fleet, the spokesperson said, adding no decision had yet been reached and that proceeding were at an early stage.

KBA was not immediately available for comment.