The latest news on the scandal over Volkswagen's evasion of U.S. emissions controls. All times local.

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The European Automobile Manufacturers Association, which represents major European automakers including Volkswagen, says it "recognizes the gravity of the situation and is taking this very seriously."

However, it said "there is no evidence that this is an industry-wide issue."

VW has admitted to using software to get its cars to pass U.S. emissions tests. It is facing the prospect of multiple investigations and lawsuits.