The investigation into the Volkswagen emissions testing scandal continues on Tuesday 30 August when the Parliament's inquiry committee questions former commissioner Günter Verheugen, who was responsible for enterprise and industry from 2004 to 2010. Parliament is currently working on new legislation to improve the reliability of car testing. Check out our infographic to find out more on how car emissions are tested.
During the meeting Parliament's inquiry committee investigating emission measurements in the automotive sector will also question representatives from French automotive supplier Faurecia, a market leader in emission control technologies for light and commercial vehicles.
About the committee
The inquiry committee has completed the first phase of the hearings with representatives from various academic institutes, trade associations and non-governmental organisations. Committee members also questioned Stavros Dimas, who was environment commissioner from 2004 to 2010, as well as representatives from various car manufacturers, including Mitsubishi, Renault and Volkswagen.
The committee has also produced an interim report on the work done so far as well as on what it intends to do in the second part of its one-year turn.
The committee meets again on Monday 5 September when members will speak to Janez Potočnik, who was environment commissioner from 2010 to 2014, and Antonio Tajani, who was commissioner for industry and entrepreneurship from 2010 to 2014.
In addition MEPs vote on the committee's interim report, written by Spanish EPP member Pablo Zalba and Dutch ALDE member Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, on Tuesday 13 September
The emissions fixing scandal erupted in the US in September 2015 and is believed to involve millions of cars from several automakers. As a result of those revelations, the European Parliament set up an inquiry committee on 2 March to investigate if there was an issue with emission measurements in the car industry.
Parliament and the Council are considering to update existing emission rules to ensure tests better reflect real driving conditions.