A female motorist from Cologne has filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen, accusing the company of deceiving car owners by rigging diesel emissions tests, law firm Jordan Fuhr Meyer said on Wednesday. The woman, who lodged her claim for damages with Braunschweig district court, is the first known German to sue Volkswagen for damages after the car maker admitted to using software to rig diesel emissions tests in the United States. A letter from Volkswagen sent to German lawmakers on Tuesday said that 8 million diesel vehicles in the European Union were fitted with software capable of cheating vehicle emissions tests.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior officials from the Environmental Protection Agency told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday that they cannot divulge new details about the agency's probe of Volkswagen without jeopardizing their investigation. In written testimony submitted to a House oversight panel ahead of a Thursday hearing, the EPA officials also said that Volkswagen AG concealed information about its ploy to cheat on diesel emissions after higher emission levels were discovered. (Reporting by David Morgan; Editing by James Dalgleish)