California Says "No" to Volkswagen's Diesel Fix
Volkswagen is working to fix their diesel emissions woes, but California says they're not doing a good enough job. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) rejected VW's proposed fix to bring the cars back in line with emissions regulations. The board said the proposal falls short and not only does it not meet requirements, but it's not fast enough. According to Automotive News, CARB sent VW a confidential letter with details of why the plan was rejected. RELATED: Watch John Oliver Hilariously Cover the Volkswagen Dieselgate Scandal
This rejection is in regards to VW's initial recall plans, which were sent back in December. Discussions have been ongoing since then with VW committed to finding a solution as quickly as possible. VW CEO Matthias Mueller is meeting with the U.S. EPA today to discuss the situation. Mueller recently said a new catalytic converter could be the solution, but it has yet to be officially approved or rejected.
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California isn't the only state following the issue closely. Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam met with Mueller on Monday in Washington, but with a very different point of view. He wants to be sure VW is not punished too harshly. The comapny has a plant in Chattanooga and Haslam wants it to continue making cars and boosting Tennessee's economy.
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