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5 things you didn't know about Volkswagen #vwdarkside

Last week we showed you evidence of VW actively lobbying in the US against the laws we need to protect our planet. Here are some more facts about Volkswagen that the company doesn't put on its billboards. 1. Only 6 per cent of Volkswagen's sales in 2010 were of its most efficient models Shocking, but true . So next time you see one of their car ads, where they boast about their environmental credentials (you can’t miss them, the company spends more on advertising in the UK than any other car manufacturer ), remember that despite their aim "to be the most eco-friendly car manufacturer in the world", they do not use their most efficient technology in most of their vehicles. Read more in our report: The Dark Side of Volkswagen . 2. Volkswagen spends millions of pounds each year on groups lobbying against environmental laws The most influential of these groups – ACEA (the car ...

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