30 Sep '15, 10am

In Wake of the VW Scandal, Elon Musk Calls for Random Emissions Testing

In Wake of the VW Scandal, Elon Musk Calls for Random Emissions Testing

Musk, however, may have a point. Diesel car manufacturers have long been frustrated by what they see as the excesses of regulators, which most likely could have led to Volkswagen’s deception and desperation. Manufacturers such as Volkswagen have touted their “clean diesel” models for a long time, and point to studies that show diesel cars have improved remarkably in performance over the past few years. But while automakers have pointed out to increased efficiency, organizations including the Union of Concerned Scientists have noted that when it comes to performance, diesel still is as carbon-intensive as gasoline, if not even more so. Diesel is known for its fuel efficiency — a gallon or liter of diesel packs in more energy than the equivalent amount of gasoline — but that doesn’t mean its’ carbon-free. There is a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, an overall average o...

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