German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces on Wednesday a grilling by lawmakers investigating if her government shielded Volkswagen from regulators despite knowing the auto giant was carrying out emissions cheating.
A U.S. regulator found software in some Audi vehicles that lowered their carbon dioxide emissions if it detected they were being used under test conditions, Bild am Sonntag reported.
The company is in talks with the US Justice Department, EPA and CARB to decide a settlement plan
Volkswagen says that Martin Winterkorn was first informed about the emissions cheating device in May 2014
Due to differences between the brand and the authorities, the claims will take more than 60 to 90 days to settle, says VW-appointed attorney
US regulators rejected the proposed plan to fix vehicles equipped with Volkswagen’s 2.0-litre diesel engine
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