US Officials Pressure Volkswagen To Buy Back Diesel Models

Posted: Nov 20 2015, 3:22am CST | by , Updated: Nov 20 2015, 9:39pm CST, in News | Cars & Vehicles


US Officials Pressure Volkswagen to Buy Back Diesel Models
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  • US officials pressure VW to buy back its older diesel models!

Officials from Washington and California are not happy with Volkswagen’s new plans to fix the diesel vehicles.

On Thursday it was announced that Volkswagen is being pressurized by certain US officials. The officials from Washington and California want Volkswagen to buy their old diesel cars back. The cars do not meet the U.S. emissions standards. Even though Volkswagen is going to release a detailed plan to fix the vehicles. 

Volkswagen is scheduled to meet with the California Air Resources Board. The meeting will take place on Friday and will also be joined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Volkswagen will present detailed proposals for recalling and fixing their vehicles, according to Reuters. More than 482,000 Volkswagen vehicles were sold in the United States with diesel engines. The VW diesel cars emit more smog-forming pollutants than allowed by law. 

The state of California had given Volkswagen the deadline of 20th November. Volkswagen was supposed to come up with a plan to fix the diesel cars. The cars are all affected by the rigging of emissions tests.

Michael Horn is the head of Volkswagen's U.S. operations. On Wednesday Horn announced he is hopeful for the future at the La Auto Show. Horn further stated they will soon announce remedies and are in talks with relevant agencies. 

Mary Nichols is the head of CARB. According to Nichols Volkswagen may have to buy back some of their older diesel cars from current owners. The latest models could be fixed but the older cars might have to be repurchased. 

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