Saturday, July 2, 2022
News Class Action Filed in BC Claiming Porsche Gas Emissions, Fuel Economy Higher...

Class Action Filed in BC Claiming Porsche Gas Emissions, Fuel Economy Higher Than Claimed

Emissions lawsuit focus on Porsche

  • Suit alleges multiple issues cause higher emissions, consumption

  • Covers numerous 2009-2016 models


A class-action lawsuit has been filed in British Columbia aimed at certain Porsche models, claiming that the vehicles emitted more CO2 and used more fuel than was advertised and claimed. The filing calls the changes deceptive and illegal and is looking for damages as a result.

The suit filed in BC Supreme Court is Trevor Stone, v. Dr. ING. H.C. F. Porsche AG, et al., (via Car Complaints), and says that it concerns 2009-2016 Porsche Boxster and Boxster S models as well as Cayman and Cayman S models, the 2012-2016 911 Carrera and Carrera S and the 2010-2013 Porsche Panamera S as well as certain Cayenne models.

There are three main claims: that the defendants “physically altered the hardware (the gears connecting the driveshaft and rear axle) and manipulated the software in Class Vehicles used for regulatory testing so that the testing vehicles would emit fewer pollutants and be more fuel-efficient than the versions the defendants sold or leased to consumers, that they “installed secret software in the electronic control unit (“ECU”) of Class Vehicles, causing them to perform differently in testing than on the road, and that “the Sport Plus mode exceeded legal limits of certain pollutants, making vehicles with this feature illegal to import or sell in Canada.”

The first alleges that Porsche used a more fuel-efficient gear ratio in the differential for testing than they did for actual cars sold, and bases its claims on testing performed in the US. The second mentions a software “cheat” mode similar to what had occurred with the VW Group diesel emissions scandal, and the third was based on a Porsche internal investigation and recent stop-sale of used vehicles that said that Sport Plus mode in certain vehicles could exceed allowable emissions limits. The suit claims Porsche was aware of the issues as soon as November of 2015.

The case was filed last month, and the allegations have not been proven in court.

 

Trending Now

VinFast Could build an Electric Pickup in the United States

The company had filed patent images for a pickup in 2020 Since a special tax on imported trucks still applies in the US,...

Problems with Fuel Cell Development Have Delayed the Next-Gen Hyundai Nexo to 2024

The hydrogen SUV from Hyundai was due to begin an entirely new generation in 2023 The development of the fuel cell reportedly ran...

Hyundai Teased the Production Version of the Ioniq 6 for the First Time

Previous images shown by Hyundai were either from the Prophecy concept or from prototypes The official reveal could take place tomorrow The electric...

The Volkswagen ID.Aero Concept is Unveiled, the Production Version will Follow

Volkswagen Group is accelerating its electric offensive with the unveiling of the ID.AERO prototype, a highly aerodynamic sedan that gives a very good preview...

The Kia Seltos Already Revised for 2023… or 2024!

Kia was a bit late in entering the pocket-sized SUV market. There was the Kia Soul, but its particular format and lack of all-wheel...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.