2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 15:44
Two Bosch managers have to testify before the European Parliament's committee of inquiry into the VW emissions scandal. The supplier had delivered the corresponding software to the car manufacturer, which was used for the exhaust gas fraud.
In the emissions scandal, representatives of the automotive supplier Bosch must answer questions from EU parliamentarians on Thursday. Chief developer Michael Krüger and chief lobbyist Peter Biesenbach appear before the investigative committee of the European Parliament. The Stuttgart-based company had supplied software to Volkswagen that was then used for the massive exhaust gas fraud in diesel engines. VW has admitted its guilt, Bosch is covered with reference to ongoing investigations.
Criticism of the role of the supplier
The parliamentary body wants to clarify whether the EU Commission has always worked correctly with the legislation on emissions tests or has been negligent. MEPs hope that the statements made by Bosch representatives will provide information on how EU law should be changed in order to prevent repeated offenses in the future.
In addition, the Bosch managers will have to listen to criticism of the role their company plays. A complaint from US diesel customers recently came to light accusing Bosch of active complicity. "The American court documents that have now been published raise a number of questions," said SPD MEP Ismail Ertug. "Apparently it was clear to the people involved and the engineers that the law was being broken." It may also have been due to incorrect legislation. (dpa)