In late September, Volkswagen admitted that it had installed software in their vehicles to fool official emissions tests. The company later clarified that an estimated 11 million diesel engine cars worldwide emitted up to 20 times more greenhouse gas than showed in the tests.
"We are submitting our technical offers to the Federal Motor Transport Office this week. If they are accepted, we will order the components. If everything goes as planned, we can begin the repair in January," Muller told the German FAZ newspaper.
The company plans to fix all the cars by the end of 2016, he added. In most cases the repair will include only adjusting the software, according to him.
Muller was appointed the CEO in the end of September, after Martin Wintercorn resigned from the top position in Volkswagen amid the emission scandal.