5.3 million diesels need upgrading

According to Reuters, German transport minister Andreas Scheuer is requesting carmakers tell him how they plan to complete outstanding software upgrades on diesel vehicles to reduce emissions.

Andreas told German newspaper, Sueddeutsche Zeitung ‘I am pushing for the promised 5.3 million cars to really be upgraded by the end of the year.

‘We are nearly done with the 2.5 million affected VW cars. For the other voluntary upgrades I have informed the manufacturers that they must present a time plan showing when they will deliver.’

Germany has dedicated to software upgrades for around 5.3 million diesel cars by the end of 2018, in hopes of reducing emissions by up to 30%.

Volkswagen is currently under worldwide criticism after admitting to cheating on US exhaust tests in 2015.