Volkswagen Emissions Scandal: German Automaker Asked To Produce Electric Cars In US, Report Says

29.02.16 Economy

(ibtimes.com) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has asked Volkswagen to produce electric cars in the United States to make up for its rigging of vehicles with software to cheat emissions tests, Reuters reported Sunday, citing the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag. The automaker had admitted in September last year that it rigged emission tests by equipping diesel vehicles with "defeat device."

The agency is currently in talks with the German automaker on an agreement to fix nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles that emit up to 40 times legal pollution limits. About 11 million cars globally have been affected by the emissions scandal, of which 8.5 million cars are in Europe. In November, Volkswagen announced a new sales initiative in the U.S. to rebuild customer trust. More