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Volkswagen has admitted that it intentionally installed software programmed to switch engines to a cleaner mode during official emissions testing. The software then switches off again, enabling cars to drive more powerfully on the road while emitting as much as 40 times the legal pollution limit. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Maryland has 10th-most number of VWs involved in U.S. emissions scandal

Volkswagen AG, the world’s top-selling carmaker, has admitted that some 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide were fitted with software at the center of a U.S. emissions scandal. The company has acknowledged that it intentionally installed software programmed to switch engines to a cleaner mode during official emissions testing; the software then switches off again, enabling cars to drive more powerfully on the road while emitting as much as 40 times the legal pollution limit.

So how many are driven in Maryland?

Maryland has the 10th-most of the diesel VW vehicles in the U.S., according to data compiled by Kelley Blue Book, with some data via IHS Polk. Here is the state-by-state ranking:

California: 65,931 vehicles, share 14%
Texas: 34,106, 7.4%
Florida: 26,307, 5.7%
Illinois: 22,590, 4.9%
New York 21,257, 4.6%
Pennsylvania 19,547, 4.2%
Washington: 17,549, 3.8%
North Carolina: 16,043, 3.5%
Virginia: 15,157, 3.3%
Maryland: 13,307, 2.9%