Millions of petrol cars worldwide sold by Volkswagen are affected by the diesel engine emissions test scandal.
Meanwhile, Volkswagen and other diesel car manufacturers will be investigated for similar emissions rigging examinations.
The scandal has rocked the entire diesel engine car industry with many questioning the future of diesel engines.
British Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin had called for an investigation into Volkswagen following its admission that 11 million vehicles worldwide may have passed strict environmental exams by switcin to fume-suppressing technology during examinations.
“We are closely monitoring the situation and have been pushing for action at a European level for more accurate tests that reflect driving on the road,” said Mr McLoughlin.
“It’s vital that the public has confidence in vehicle emissions tests and I am calling for the European Commission to investigate this issue as a matter of urgency.”
In fact, these vehicles may be spewing double or triple the emissions reported in their examinations.
British motorists, along with motorists who had purchased Volkswagen brands Audi, Skoda and Seat could have their cars recalled. Industry experts said the 2 lt, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine said the engines could have been sold in Britain.
Meanwhile, British Politicians said European regulators are failing to enforce emissions standards at the scandal’s wake.