Volkswagen ‘fixed’ over 6,000 vehicles in Ireland in one month
Sources have revealed that the total number of Irish vehicles which were affected by the emissions scandal ‘fixed’ is 6,006.
The reason for so many vehicles have been recalled in a short space of time is due to the fact that there has been a significant increase in the number of people bringing in their cars to get the work done.
A Volkswagen Ireland spokesman said they had remedied 6,006 vehicles in March alone, saying that it was a "significant increase" on numbers dealt with in previous months.
In Ireland, the 1.6-litre diesel-engined vehicles are the most popular and bulk of re-call work has been done on these cars as they are by far the most commonly affected on the market here.
A small number of owners have started to complain that their cars are less powerful as a result of the remedies.
Diesel engines are on the way out and Volkswagen is having serious doubts as to the advantages of diesel technology.
It’s no surprise there is a lot of negative talk about diesel engines and Volkswagen is partially to blame for this, especially since they have been caught tampering with the emissions readings to make them seem as if they were more environmentally friendly.
A report by analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co says demand for diesel cars is likely to fall to 30pc of Europe's total auto sales by 2020.
Inevitably diesel cars will make way for the more environmentally friendly and economical electric cars.