The British government has launched an attack on the VW Group for the diesel-gate emissions scandal and revealed its considering prosecution of UK officials.
The Transport Committee’s special report on VW’s initial cheating and its subsequent efforts to fix any wrongdoing was scathing and the Government will push the car maker to pay compensation to affected UK car owners.
British government concluded that VW’s response had been “unacceptable”, that “the treatment of UK consumers has not been acceptable and that vehicle owners should be compensated for the inconvenience” and concluded that “prosecuting authorities from across Europe are liaising and co-ordinating their investigations. The Department is engaged in this process.”
The statement made clear the government would not go into further details on the likelihood of prosecuting VW Group officials, saying “it would be premature and potentially damaging to any prospective legal action to comment further at this point”.