VW under fire as only 1 in 10 cars affected by emissions scandal fixed – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Monday, September 19, 2016

Just one in 10 UK Volkswagen vehicles fitted with software to cheat emissions tests were fixed in the year since the scandal broke, it has emerged, as the car maker’s actions were described as “unacceptable” by MPs.

Some 1.2 million vehicles were affected by the emissions scandal in Britain, equivalent to nearly one in 10 of the country’s diesel cars.

Last Autumn Volkswagen said it would fix all affected vehicles within a year, but figures released by the manufacturer show just 110,000 vehicles in the UK, or less than 10pc, had undergone remedial action. 

This led to Louise Ellman, Labour MP and chair of the Transport Select Committee, describing Volkswagen’s efforts as “simply unacceptable”.


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