Officials from Volkswagen and Audi are set to meet with US emissions regulators this week to submit a plan to fix nearly half a million diesel cars that violate pollution emission rules.
The head of Volkswagen Powertrain development team will meet with officials from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency to discuss his company's progress in coming up with fixes for the 482,000 vehicles sold since 2009 which violate emission laws. A separate US meeting is also planned with senior officials from Audi.
A VW spokesman in Germany, declined to confirm the planned US meetings, but said that Eichler had held previous meetings with U.S. regulators and "he is not the only one (from VW) who is participating" in meetings.
VW cannot sell any of its 2016 cars until they show the US government that the vehicles aren't in violation of emissions rules after it got caught using cheat devices in an emissions scandal.