Chief executive Matthias Müller asks ministers to charge carmaker for taxes incurred after admitting understatement affecting 800,000 vehicles

Volkswagen has said it will foot the bill for extra taxes incurred by drivers after it admitted understating the carbon dioxide emissions of about 800,000 cars in Europe.

In a letter to European Union finance ministers on Friday, seen by Reuters, Matthias Müller, the VW chief executive, asked member states to charge the carmaker rather than motorists for any additional taxes relating to fuel usage or CO2 emissions.

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Source: Guardian Environment