EPA Reportedly Asks Volkswagen to Build its Electric Cars in the US
Volkswagen and the EPA are currently in negotiations to develop a solution for the nearly 600,000 diesel cars implicated in the emissions scandal. Last year, it was revealed that special software on some VW diesel models allowed them to cheat emissions tests, resulting in emissions levels that were 40 times higher than legal limits. Volkswagen has repeatedly apologized and has developed a technical fix for European markets, though it has yet to introduce a solution for the US. In December, the EPA and the Department of Justice filed a joint lawsuit against Volkswagen, accusing the automaker of violating the Clean Air Act.
In a statement to Reuters, a VW spokeswoman said: “Talks with the EPA are ongoing and we are not commenting on the contents and state of the negotiations.” The EPA declined to comment on the report.