MEPs to investigate Volkswagen scandal

The European Parliament will investigate alleged regulatory failures by the European Commission and member states that led to the Volkswagen emissions scandal

The European Parliament will investigate alleged regulatory failures by the European Commission and member states that led to the Volkswagen emissions scandal.

The Parliament agreed to establish a 45-member inquiry committee on Thursday to investigate the alleged failure of the Commission to introduce tests reflecting the real-world driving conditions.

Member states and the Commission have agreed testing rules that would allow carmakers to overshoot agreed emission limits by up to 110%. MEPs will hold a separate vote in January on whether to veto these test rules.

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