July 27, 2017 / 9:26 AM / a year ago

VW to offer to refit 4 million diesel cars: CEO

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen plans to offer to refit 4 million diesel cars at a meeting with German government officials to discuss ways to avoid diesel bans in major cities, Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said on Thursday.

FILE PHOTO - A Volkswagen logo is pictured near Poznan, Poland September 9, 2016. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/File Photo

Carmakers in Germany are pressed by regulators and politicians to clean up their diesel engines. Industry officials and government ministers will meet in Berlin on Aug. 2 to discuss ways to tackle diesel pollution.

“The view that the relationship between the auto industry and politics may have been a bit too close cannot be wrong,” German Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks said following talks with Mueller at VW’s Wolfsburg headquarters.

Reporting by Markus Wacket; Writing by Andreas Cremer; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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