Volkswagen has yet to fix 390,000 of the 1.2 million vehicles impacted by the diesel emissions scandal in Britain, for more than two years since the discoveries initially came to light, according to a parliamentary committee.
The German automaker has paid compensation to U.S. vehicle drivers since the revealing of the emissions scandal but has chosen not to do so in Europe.
The British parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee stated that Volkswagen had slowed the speed of its operation in recent months and gotten in touch with the transport ministry to do something about it.
“It is more than 2 years since the VW emissions scandal was found, a third of cars have yet to be repaired and rates have slowed substantially,” stated committee Chairwoman Mary Creagh, a lawmaker for the Labour Party.
“We have written to the Department for Transport to ask exactly what action they are taking in response to the stalled progress.”
Volkswagen stated it had made technical changes to 810,134 automobiles from simply under 1.2 million in Britain however that as the process was voluntary, instead of a safety recall, it may never ever fix each and every single one.
“The campaign will stay open for the foreseeable future but the 100 percent point can never ever be reached for the following factors: Some vehicles will have been scrapped, some written off, some exported and some owners refuse or never react,” a spokesman stated.
About 6.25 million of roughly 10.5 million affected diesel cars globally have been refitted, with a great share in Europe, a representative at VW’s Wolfsburg headquarters informed on Monday, and that about 90 percent of about 2.5 million impacted cars in the automaker’s German house market have been repaired.