WASHINGTON, 8 October. /Corr. Andrew Shitov/. The attempt by the German automotive concern Volkswagen to circumvent the requirements of U.S. law for the control of exhaust gases – the result of corporate policy, and private initiative of individuals. this was announced On Thursday the head of division of Volkswagen in the U.S. Michael horn at a hearing in a Subcommittee of the lower house of Congress.
“It wasn’t a corporate decision, he said. – Nobody argued at the meeting of the Board of Directors.”
Horn said that his company plans to withdraw the application for certification in the U.S. new models 2016 diesel engines. According to local observers, this may indicate that these models can stand in the device to “fool” the instrumentation, evaluates the condition of the exhaust.
When orders can be resumed, a German businessman has not specified. According to the American CM, it means that American car dealers will not remain the new machines with diesel engines and they will not be able to offer them to consumers, despite the fact that U.S. ports are already thousands of Volkswagen diesel.
Judging by the statements of some legislators at the hearing, horn’s attempts to write off the fraud on “private initiative” were perceived in the U.S. Congress with a grain of salt. “All this was not done in one day,” stated, in particular, Republican Congressman from new York is Christopher Collins.
Volkswagen was at the center of a scandal after the discovery in the car group software that allows you to bypass strict ecological standards of the USA. The investigation into the auto giant launched in several countries in Europe and Asia, as well as in the United States.
As noted in the press release Volkswagen, the problem of falsifying data environmental tests on the content of harmful substances of exhaust gases of cars affected up to 11 million cars worldwide.