Volkswagen says it has a plan to fix vehicles embroiled in emissions scandal

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Late Monday, Volkswagen Group’s new CEO, Matthias Müller, told a group of about 1,000 managers at Volkswagen headquarters that the company had a plan to refit vehicles involved in the company’s recent emissions scandal.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Müller said that a special team spent the weekend coming up with a “comprehensive action plan” to deal with the fallout from the US Environmental Protection Agency’s discovery that Volkswagen Group had been fitting its diesel vehicles with software to game emissions tests. The software would fully engage the emissions control system during laboratory testing and reduce the effectiveness of the system when the car was operating under normal driving conditions, spewing nitrogen oxide at levels far above federal limits in the US.

Volkswagen’s CEO did not detail what technical fixes would be involved in the refit, but he said that the plan would be submitted to the relevant authorities in October for approval.

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