Several carmakers shown to emit more pollution on road, than during regulatory tests

  • Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Renault, Nissan, Hyundai, Citroen, Fiat, Volvo and Jeep’s vehicles have all been shown to emit more pollution on the road than in regulatory tests.
  • The tests have revealed that these cars emit significantly more NOx, a noxious pollutant, when used on the road.
  • However, there is no evidence of any cheat devices detected in the recent Volkswagen scandal.
  • This comes in the wake of the recent Volkswagen scandal, with commentators indicating that there are several environmental regulations the auto industry has failed to comply with, stressing on a potential large-scale scandal that goes beyond just Volkswagwen.

Background

  • Volkswagen, the German car-maker was embroiled in a massive environmental scandal recently.
  • The acclaimed manufacturer was found to have installed cheat devices in its vehicles which passed regulatory tests, but failed to comply with environmental standards set by the law in the US.
  • The implications have been far-reaching, with the CEO Martin Winterkorn’s resignation and the anticipation of a massive administrative overhaul coupled with budget cuts and austerity measures.
  • The Company has appointed Matthias Müller as its new chief executive who has predicted budget cuts, in order for the company to be able to foot the cost of the crisis, which is due to run into billions of dollars.

News Item Compiled by Krittika Chavaly

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One thought on “Several carmakers shown to emit more pollution on road, than during regulatory tests

  1. bald oyabun

    the pivotal thing to be noted here is that the big names also include german and japanese ones,pioneers of clean technologies and efficient engineering. so many skeletons in the closet,so much swept under the carpet, conventional notions take a back seat when such “revelations” emerge.

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