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Volkwagen AG’s top U.S. executive will testify on Oct. 8 before a U.S. congressional oversight panel about the German automaker’s emissions cheating scandal involving 11 million vehicles worldwide, a panel spokesman said on Thursday.
Michael Horn, president and chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America, will appear before an investigations panel of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for proceedings scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT (1400 GMT). Lawmakers will also hear from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Europe’s largest carmaker has admitted to cheating on U.S. diesel emissions tests in the United States with a software algorithm, known as a “defeat device,” which switched on emissions control systems during regulatory tests. Volkswagen also says it manipulated emissions results in Europe.
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