VW to start road tests for all vehicles emissions

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2015 file photo Volkswagen ornaments sit in a box in a scrap yard in Berlin, Germany. Volkswagen said Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 that a problem with carbon dioxide emissions is far smaller than initially suspected, with further checks finding "slight discrepancies" in only a few models and no evidence of illegal changes to fuel consumption and emissions figures. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

WOLFSBURG, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen’s chairman says the company will start road testing all its vehicles’ emissions, with the results to be verified by a third party, to avoid a repeat of its scandal.

In a news conference, Hans Dieter Poetsch said “our emissions testing will in future be verified by internal and external third parties and we are also introducing universal real life tests in on-road driving.”

He also indicated that the investigation into the German carmaker’s emissions scandal won’t spare top managers: “This is not only about direct but overall responsibility.”

Poetsch said that the company still believes that a relatively small number was actively involved in the manipulation of emissions.

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