News Digest Item
22 Dec 2016

“VW clears away major roadblocks in emissions scandal”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Dieselgate is not over yet for carmaker Volkswagen despite several agreements and progress made in Germany and worldwide over the past couple of days, write Carsten Germis and Roland Lindner in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. “The largest remaining factor of uncertainty are the criminal investigations of the US Department of Justice that could lead to another billion-euro sentence,” write Germis and Lindner. Wednesday, the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) gave VW the green light to modify certain diesel engines, relieving the company of having to buy back millions of cars. On Tuesday, VW had reached an agreement with the US Environmental Protection Agency and the State of California to buy back or modify diesel engine vehicles and pay millions into environmental trusts.

For more information on the emissions manipulation scandal’s consequences for VW, see the CLEW factsheet Dieselgate forces VW to embrace green mobility.

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