Sluggish VW warned to clean up mess faster
DPA/The Local · 15 Oct 2015, 09:53
Published: 15 Oct 2015 09:53 GMT+02:00
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"We are setting out the schedule," said a spokesman for the Federal Motor Transportation Authority on Thursday.
At the start of October Volkswagen handed authorities its own plan for refitting cars that had been equipped with a defeat device – a software program which sidesteps emissions testing – which would have seen the coompany start to recall cars in January.
But the government has now definitively rejected the VW scheme.
The car company has been handed a deadline for fixing its cars, reports Spiegel, although what this is remains unclear.
Volkswagen has admitted to installing the defeat device in over 11 million cars worldwide.