BERLIN (Reuters) -- Germany is testing all diesel vehicles including those from foreign automakers in the wake of the Volkswagen Group emissions scandal, Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt told a German newspaper.
"We are currently carrying out strict checks on diesel vehicles from other manufacturers [besides VW] including foreign ones," Dobrindt told the Bild newspaper in an interview published on Saturday.
Dobrindt said the European Union was working on tougher car emissions tests for the future, which would include tests on the road as well as in the laboratory.
"The tests will therefore become more strict and will more closely resemble the normal driving behavior in road traffic," he told Bild.
VW has admitted that up to 11 million diesel cars sold worldwide by its VW, Audi, Skoda, Seat and light commercial vehicle brands have software that can fool laboratory tests for harmful NOx emissions.
In a deepening scandal, the company on Tuesday said it had understated the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of about 800,000 vehicles sold in Europe.