Committee Leaders: The latest revelations raise the question, where does VW’s road of deceit end?
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders made the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement today that it is expanding its investigation of Volkswagen’s emissions issues to include additional Porsche, VW, and Audi models, with three liter diesel engines. The EPA investigation began in September when EPA announced that certain models of VW Diesel Engines (Model Years 2009-2015) had been fitted with so-called “defeat-devices” to allow these vehicles to beat state and federal emissions testing standards.
“The latest revelations raise the question, where does VW’s road of deceit end? The EPA expanding its investigation prompts questions regarding the prevalence of the emissions cheating and how it went undetected for so long,” said full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO). “Our bipartisan investigation continues – it’s time for Volkswagen to fully come clean.”
The Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee held a hearing on “Volkswagen’s Emissions Cheating Allegations: Initial Questions” in October. The leaders also requested documents from VW and information from EPA to assist the committee’s ongoing investigation.