27 Jan '17, 3am

Staggering Consequences of VW Emissions Cheating ‘Very Strong Deterrent,’ EPA Official Says https://t.co/SmUkmEzQ0c

Staggering Consequences of VW Emissions Cheating ‘Very Strong Deterrent,’ EPA Official Says https://t.co/SmUkmEzQ0c

The massive fines and criminal indictments of Volkswagen executives are a “very strong deterrent” for automakers to attempt cheating on their own emissions tests, an EPA official said. Christopher Grundler, director of the EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality, spoke with reporters at a meeting of automotive engineers in Washington. The penalties for VW have had a big impact on the industry, with other automakers taking notice. “It gets everybody’s attention,” he said. Seven VW executives have been indicted and the automaker has reached $22 billion in claims from owners, regulators, states, and dealers. The EPA first announced findings from the diesel emissions cheating scandal in Sept. 2015, leading to investigations and penalties being fined throughout Europe and Asia. The federal agency had been drawn into scrutiny over its own emissions testing procedures and ...

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