Inquiry chair rues lack of national action on Dieselgate

National authorities have largely failed to act over cheating by car manufacturers to beat car emissions tests, the chair of a European Parliament inquiry has said after receiving an overdue follow-up

National authorities have largely failed to act over cheating by car manufacturers to beat car emissions tests, the chair of a European Parliament inquiry has said after receiving an overdue follow-up report from the EU executive.

Kathleen Van Brempt, vice-president of the Socialists & Democrats group, said governments had not only failed to report, but failed to act on recalling affected Volkswagen group vehicles.

“Three years after the Dieselgate scandal, only three-quarters of the affected Volkswagen group vehicles have undergone software updates, which means that 1.8 million fraudulent VW-vehicles are still circulating on EU roads,” Van Brempt said.

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