VW must meet cost of retests

Volkswagen will have to meet the costs of retesting its vehicles in Britain in the wake of the diesel and carbon dioxide emissions scandals engulfing the German carmaker, Britain’s transport minister said on Tuesday.

In a letter to lawmakers, transport minister Patrick McLoughlin said, ‘We have made clear to Volkswagen Group that they will have to meet the costs incurred by VCA (the Vehicle Certification Agency) of retesting vehicle types to demonstrate that the vehicles have been brought into conformity,’ Europe’s biggest automaker has previously said around 1.2 million vehicles in Britain have been affected by the scandal.’

VW has previously said around 1.2 million vehicles in Britain have been affected by the scandal and the firm initially said it would set aside more than the 6.5 billion euros ($7.4 billion) it has so far to cover the costs of the scandal, however many experts are now suggesting this won’t be enough.