VW Eyes catalytic converter to repair American cars

The German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reports that the converter would have been fitted to cars with the first generation of the EA 189 diesel engine, without providing information on its sources.

A source familiar with the matter told Reuters that VW’s proposal for a technical solution includes a new catalyst system made in part with new materials.

Volkswagen struggled to agree with US authorities on a solution for vehicles equipped with devices that cheat emissions tests, Reuters reported this week, showing how relations between the two sides remained strained four months after the scandal broke. .

The solution is expected to be approved by the US Environmental Protection Authority and Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller hopes to persuade EPA officials at a meeting in Washington on Wednesday, Bild am Sonntag added.

Volkswagen declined to comment on the report