The Latest: Czech Republic has 148,000 VW cars to be fixed

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BERLIN (AP) — The latest developments in the Volkswagen emissions scandal. All times local.


11:20 a.m.

The Czech Republic says that 148,000 vehicles by Volkswagen and its brands that have a diesel engine capable of cheating on emissions tests have been sold in the country.

Transport Minister Dan Tok says 101,000 of those were made by the local VW brand Skoda Auto, 38,000 by Volkswagen, 7,000 by Audi and 1,800 by Seat.

He says VW and Skoda Auto have been working on a technical solution of the problem and the affected cars are safe to use while the company plans to recall them for a fix.

Tok also added on Wednesday that the ministry is planning an independent testing of some other Volkswagen cars.

Skoda brand acknowledged it produced 1.2 million vehicles with the rigged engines, out of a total 11 million under the VW Group.