13 Mar '18, 12pm

Three Years After 'Dieselgate,' VW Fails Pollution Tests

Volkswagen (VW) cars recalled and fixed after 2015's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal are still failing air pollution tests conducted by the Australian Automobile Association (AAA), The AFP reported Monday. AAA tested the cars outside of the laboratory and found that, while they emitted less than before the recall, they still exceeded Australia's legal limits. "Emissions analysis ... found an affected VW diesel vehicle to be using up to 14 percent more diesel after recall, and still emitting noxious emissions more than 400 percent higher than levels observed in laboratory testing," an AAA statement said. VW came under fire in 2015 when it was discovered that the company had installed a "defeat mechanism " in up to 11 million cars. The mechanism would ensure that the engine did not pollute during government tests, then enable the car to resume polluting when it sense...

Full article: https://www.ecowatch.com/volkswagen-pollution-tests-25468...

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