German regulators are demanding swift action to fix software that allowed them to cheat. AFP PHOTO
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Volkswagen is under pressure to give details within the next week of its plan to refit up to 11 million diesel vehicles, with its U.S. chief due to testify to lawmakers Thursday and German regulators also demanding swift action.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which announced Volkswagen's cheating in diesel emissions tests on Sept. 18, provides detailed information on vehicle performance in tests.The EPA, which said on Sept. 25 it would toughen tests for all carmakers, will scrutinize at least 28 diesel models made by BMW, Chrysler General Motors, Land Rover and Mercedes-Benz, the Financial Times reported Friday.A U.S. congressional oversight panel said Thursday it had called Volkswagen's U.S. chief Michael Horn to testify on Oct. 8, while more than 30 U.S. state attorneys general have banded together to conduct an investigation into Volkswagen, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday. The car industry is particularly important to Germany, EU's largest economy, where the likes of BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen employ more than 750,000 people.
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