Exhaust gas fraud: audi comes under increasing prere

San francisco. October 2016 – volkswagen is making progress in dealing with the emissions affair, but the group’s subsidiary audi is coming under increasing prere. The approximately 85.000 cars running banned software, according to U.S. Authorities, have three-liter diesels from ingolstadt. Here, too, it comes down to an expensive comparison – similar to the smaller two-liter engines designed by volkswagen. So far, however, audi’s successes in crisis management have been limited. This could still lead to trouble with the U.S. Judiciary – and to internal tensions within the company.

A first foretaste was available in black and white on thursday with the latest balance sheet figures: audi cut its expectation for return on sales because of provisions for the diesel crisis and for the scandal over defective takata airbags.

Audi estimates the additional charges at 620 million euros. Thus volkswagens most important profit-maker also cashes in the forecast for the year. Operating profit as a percentage of sales will now probably be "well below the target corridor of 8 to 10 percent". Spatestens so it is now official: audi also spurt the consequences of the emissions fraud.


Scrappage scheme saves opel from billions in losses

The scrappage scheme saved carmaker opel from an originally feared billion-dollar loss in 2009. For 2010, however, the manufacturer continues to expect a "negative result in the billion range", adam opel gmbh writes in its annual financial statements.

Originally, a negative result in the region of 1.2 billion euros had been forecast for fiscal 2009: "actual net loss amounts to 427 million euros", the management explained in the paper, from which the handelsblatt quoted in advance. The improvement over the company’s own forecast was due in particular to the "environmental pamphlet" from which a total of 5 billion euros in government subsidies were distributed to buyers of new cars last year.

How opel is actually doing, however, can at best only be guessed at from the annual financial statements. "Figures refer only to business activities of adam opel gmbh in germany. These are not consolidated financial statements, but the financial statements of a state company", a spokesman in russelsheim told dpa. Opel’s parent company general motors (GM) has reported that the handelsblatt for years, no separate figures for opel from.


Luftikus: mdi present airpod and oneflowair

Luftikus: mdi present airpod and oneflowair

Geneva (switzerland), 20. Marz 2009 – cars that are powered by compressed air: at this initially abundant exotic sounding idea, the french company MDI (motor development international) works not less than 50 engineers. MDI chef guy nègre, originally engine designer for formula 1, is dedicated to the topic since the company principles in 1991. To the latest vehicles of MDI of the airpod and the oneflowair, both of which were presented at the geneva car salon.

Gasse expansion engine as the basis

At the airpod, compressed air is pressed into a 175 liter memory on 350 bar. The compressed air is then supplied to a gas expansion motor. Here, the pistons are not moved by the energy of combustion, but by expanding the compressed air. As with an internal combustion engine valves provide valves for the controlled gas exchange: the inlet valve is driving the compressed air. After the valve has closed, the air expands up to a certain residual prere before exceeding it through the exhaust valve.

FUNF PS from 180 cubic

At the airpod, the displacement is only 180 cm3. At 18 bar residual prere, the engine supplies at least 5 hp and a torque of 15 newton meters. The highest speed is indicated at 70 km / h. A compressed air charge ranges according to the manufacturer for 220 urban kilometers. Then you can recharge the store in one and a half minutes.