On 17 December, the European Parliament voted to approve the creation of an inquiry committee to investigate breaches of EU rules on car emission measurements. The committee will be tasked with carrying out a thorough investigation of the VW scandal. Following this examination, it will aim to set up a new procedure that will effectively prohibit similar emissions cheating in the future.
FIA Region I Director General, Jacob Bangsgaard, said: “The FIA welcomes this decision that will help to restore trust among consumers. We urge the committee to be thorough and bring full transparency on the roots of the scandal so that cheating becomes impossible in the future.”
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