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‘Cleanest in history’ diesel cars still pollute above current legal limits

Car manufacturers are 'knowingly misleading their customers and the public'

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robert99 robert99 Sweden Posts: 1360
1 2 Mar 2018

Over half of diesel cars recently approved for sale in Europe are emitting pollutants far above current legal air pollution limits, despite being marketed as the “cleanest in history”.

Analysis of emissions data from nearly 100 car models revealed many vehicles from the new “Euro 6” generation would not be allowed on the market if they were tested today.

An investigation by Greenpeace found dozens of these high-polluting vehicles were approved for sale during a “monitoring period” in which there was no limit set on the amount of nitrogen oxide (NOx) they could emit on roads.

Many of these vehicles have only gone on sale across Europe in the recent months.

The news comes after a German court ruled cities can impose driving bans on certain diesel cars in an effort to deal with the country’s air pollution.