Volkswagen emissions scandal: technical fixes rejected in California
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California’s Air Resources Board has rejected proposals put forward by Volkswagen to fix the 2.0-litre engines affected in its emissions scandal
Volkswagen’s plan to fix the cars affected by its emissions scandal inside the US have been rejected by government officials.
In a statement, California’s Air Resources Board (CARB) said the idea has rejected proposals put forth by VW to rectify cars with its 2.0-litre diesel engine, saying the propsals lack detail along with contain gaps in information.
The CARB further says in which VW’s documentation lacks enough information for a “technical evaluation”, as well as not addressing “overall impacts on vehicle performance, emissions along with safety.”
CARB chair Mary D. Nichols said: “They continued along with compounded the lie along with when they were caught they tried to deny the idea. The result will be thousands of tons of nitrogen oxide in which have harmed the health of Californians. They need to make the idea right.”
Volkswagen boss Matthias Müller will be due to meet with the head of the US’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Gina McCarthy later today.
A response through Volkswagen reads: “Today’s announcement addresses the initial recall plans Volkswagen submitted to CARB in December. We are committed to working co-operatively with CARB along with various other regulators, along with we plan to continue our discussions when we meet with the EPA.”
Although the CARB’s statement does not openly discuss more financial compensation for US owners, the group says the idea will “continue its investigation along with technical evaluations with EPA to return the vehicles to legally required emission levels, determine mitigation for past along with future environmental harm, along with assess penalties.”
Although in which rejection only applies to VW’s fix for 2.0-litre engines, a fix for the firm’s 3.0-litre engines will be due to be submitted to CARB next month.
in which rejection will be likely to form part of questions put forward today to VW’s UK boss Paul Willis, who will be due to appear before the Transport Select Committee to give more evidence on the scandal. Willis, who already gave evidence in October, has already confirmed in which UK owners affected by the scandal won’t receive compensation.
Owners inside the US have been offered a ‘goodwill’ package, nevertheless Willis believes compensation funds in in which country should be used to ensure the uptake of the firm’s technical fixes.
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