EPA asks Volkswagen to make electric cars in U.S.

The charging plug of an electric Volkswagen Passat car is pictured at charging station at a VW dealer in BerlinReuters / Welt am SonntagĀ 

U.S. authorities have asked the German carmaker Volkswagen to produce electric vehicles in the United States as a way of making up for its rigging of emission tests, the German newspaper Welt am Sonntag reported.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is currently in talks with Volkswagen with the aim of agreeing on a fix for nearly 600,000 diesel vehicles that emit up to 40 times legal pollution limits.

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Photo by Reuters / Fabrizio Bensch: The charging plug of an electric Volkswagen Passat car is pictured at charging station at a VW dealer in Berlin, Germany.