House panel seeks more details from VW in emissions scandal

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Posted: Nov 03, 2015 5:48 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a House committee are requesting more details and documents from Volkswagen after federal regulators said the car maker cheated a second time on emissions tests.

The Environmental Protection said this week that VW programmed about 10,000 cars with larger diesel engines to emit fewer pollutants during tests than in real-world driving.

The charges follow VW's admission in September that it rigged emissions tests for four-cylinder diesel engines on 11 million cars worldwide, including almost 500,000 in the United States.

Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter Tuesday to Volkswagen's U.S. CEO, Michael Horn, requesting additional information about so-called defeat devices designed to skirt emissions controls.

The bipartisan letter set a Nov. 16 deadline for Horn to respond.