Five months after Volkswagen’s emissions cheating scandal came to light, the German carmaker is still in talks with the EPA about finding a technical fix for almost 600,000 affected diesel cars that were sold in the US.
The German newspaper Welt am Sonntag (via Reuters) reports that the EPA has asked Volkswagen to provide a measure of atonement for its evil deeds by producing EVs at its plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and by helping to build a US network of public charging stations (a group of business and environmental leaders, including Elon Musk, proposed something along these lines in December).
The EPA and VW both declined to comment on the report, and no details of the proposal are available.
Meanwhile, weekly tabloid Bild am Sonntag said Hans Dieter Poetsch, Chairman of Volkswagen’s Supervisory Board, was summoned by Germany’s Transport Minister to give an update on the carmaker’s progress in dealing with the debacle. VW is scheduled to present its final report on the crisis in April.