US EPA to Volkswagen: Build EV Charging Stations

Article by Christian A., on February 29, 2016

To compensate for cheating on its emission tests, Volkswagen was recently asked by US regulators to develop electric vehicles (EV). Accordingly, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) asked the car maker to produce charging stations for EVs at its Chattanooga, Tennessee production plant.

Volkswagen has already come up with a few vehicles featuring electric or hybrid motors. However, the report from Welt am Sonntag did not specify if the agency was asking Volkswagen to build new or existing models. Presently, the EPA and Volkswagen are in talks to come up with an agreement to fix the diesel engines that exceeds the emission limits set by the US standards.

Volkswagen still has not resolved the emission issues of nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles in the US five months after the scandal was revealed to the public. According to a Volkswagen spokesman, negotiations with the EPA are still ongoing but the company will not yet disclose the contents of the talks.

The EPA, on the other hand, refused to give a statement on the matter. According to reports from Bild am Sonntag, German transport minister Alexander Dobrindt summoned Volkswagen supervisory board chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch on February 16 to issue an update regarding Volkswagen's plans on resolving the problems.

Poetsch said that the automaker is doing everything to fix the current dilemma regardless of how it will affect the management. On February 16, Poetsch, together with Volkswagen Government Relations head Thomas Steg, gave Dobrindt an update on the investigation progress.

However, Volkswagen refused to disclose further details to the public. In April, the car maker is set to issue its final report on the matter to law firm Jones Day.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Mercedes-AMG’s GT 4-door Coupe models now have a new member, in the guise of the AMG GT 43 4MATIC+. This new model is AMG’s newest entry-level offering, with a price...
by - September 18, 2018
It is better not to expect any new diesel engines from Cadillac, the luxury vehicle division of General Motors. After all, following much considerations of a number of factors, the...
by - September 18, 2018
BMW Group has a grand plan to launch 25 new electrified vehicles by 2025. Twelve of these will be full electric vehicles (battery EVs), including a new electric SUV that...
by - September 18, 2018
Using cameras to replace the rear and side mirrors isn't something new. However, this technology is usually found on concept vehicles and some exotic cars. But at Lexus, this technology...
by - September 17, 2018
Kia is introducing third generation of the Kia ProCeed. While the next-gen model retained its nameplate, it has changed from a three-door coupe to a shooting brake. To be available...
by - September 17, 2018