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During a first debate the state of play on Volkswagen's emission "defeat devices" with the European Commission in the Environment Committee, many MEPs highlighted the need to speed up the introduction of automotive test procedures that better reflect vehicle emissions in real driving conditions, while others compared the EU's decentralized “type-approval” system unfavourably with the US one.

Concerns that other carmakers could use similar cheating methods were also voiced. The European Commission vowed to “get to the bottom” of the case.

You can watch the recording of the debate from this link (from 11.05)

EbS: video extracts from the meeting