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Emissions inquiry members selected

The European Parliament has appointed MEPs to a committee that will investigate cheating and inadequacies around vehicle emissions tests.

The 45 MEPs that will form the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector were selected by the Parliament on 21 January. They will elect a chairperson when they meet for the first time in February, and will present interim and final reports at 6 and 12 months, respectively. 

The committee has been formed to investigate when the European Commission and member states first acquired evidence that software “defeat devices” were being used by European vehicle manufacturers to cheat emissions tests. In September, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced that Volkswagen had been using the devices in diesel cars in the United States. 

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