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The “Dieselgate” rebounds in Europe


Several associations for the defense of the environment are calling on the State to check the pollutant emission rates of more than 3 million diesel vehicles in France.

Eight years after the outbreak of the Dieselgate scandal, the revelation of the system for rigging the polluting emissions of Volkswagen diesel vehicles, the replicas are still shaking the automotive world.

Several environmental defense associations in France, the United Kingdom and Germany have just asked their governments to force car manufacturers to remove "cheating software" from diesel vehicles whose levels of emissions of oxides of nitrogen (NOx) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2) still remain higher than authorized levels today and to create a fund to facilitate access to green transport for people on low incomes.

The associations are based on a report by the NGO International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).

It covers Euro 5 and Euro 6 certified diesel passenger car models, i.e. approximately 53 million vehicles sold in Europe between 2009 and 2019. That is to say, sold before new standards…

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Source: lefigaro

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