VW CEO plans to submit emissions fixes to EPA chief

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Posted: Jan 10, 2016 9:55 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen's chief executive plans to present solutions to fix diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests when he meets with the top U.S. environmental regulator Wednesday.

CEO Matthias Mueller says in Detroit that the company hasn't shown the Environmental Protection Agency solutions before. But it has presented technical data. He plans to submit a package of solutions to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in Washington and is hopeful both sides can agree on how to fix the cars.

About 600,000 VWs in the U.S. dating to 2009 have software that cheats on emissions tests. VW says similar software is on 11 million cars worldwide.

VW has admitted to cheating on tests but appears to be at impasse with EPA. Mueller says regaining customers' trust is VW's top priority in 2016.