The deadline proposed by California for Volkswagen and Audi to propose a plan to fix their diesel engines in America is November 20, 2015. Both VW and Audi will be meeting with US Regulators and the EPA this week, prior to the deadline, to discuss a plan moving forward. Any plan or fix proposed by either Volkswagen or Audi must be tested by the EPA before approval.
There are nearly 500,000 VW and Audi vehicles that violate the EPA’s diesel emissions requirements for nitrogen oxide that range from 2009 to 2015 that are attempting to be fixed. The brands are also coming up with fixes moving forward for 2016 models. Neither company has issued what a fix might be for any of these cars, but Gerb Bode, Volkswagen spokesperson said “We discussed several options for those cars and engines which are affected,”.
The two meetings for both VW and Audi will be done separately, on two different dates and with different executives. The meetings will be private, so we won’t know which executives from either company attend the meetings. We also won’t know who will be attending for the EPA, as they have declined to give out that information.
Volkswagen and Audi must come up with a solution quickly, as this diesel scandal is doing more and more damage to both brands’ public images. But more importantly, the customers who purchased these TDI vehicles were lied to and need to have their vehicles remedied as soon as possible. Hopefully both companies can put this issue in the rear view mirror sooner than later.Reuters]