EP calls for inquiry into VW scandal
Skoda, Audi and Volkswagen.
“We will find out if these engines are Euro 4. Maybe we will be surprised that they are even Euro 3,” the minister said.
“Romanians would not have to pay this extra tax. This will be assigned to those who have misled the good-faith owners,” she said.
Asked to comment on reports that the total sum could reach EUR 1 bln, Gavrilescu said that whatever the amount is, Romania would ask Volkswagen to pay.
“Since this is a matter of fraud, and since we are obliged to defend the rights of the car owners and of the Romanian state, we will do it,” Gavrilescu said.
In the US, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said that the software deceived regulators measuring toxic emissions, adding that Volkswagen could face fines of up to $18 bln as a result.
The carmaker could face penalties of $37,500 for each car not in compliance with federal emissions regulations.