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UK Official Says Encouraging Diesel Cars To Lower Carbon Was 'Wrong'

By Stephen Edelstein 662 views Jan 30, 2015 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license) Enlarge Photo For at least 20 years, diesel cars have been much more popular in Europe than in the United States. Because diesel combustion is more efficient than gasoline combustion, the engines help drivers save money on fuel--and produce lower emissions of greenhouse gases. MORE: Diesel Pollution In London Makes Air Worse Than Beijing For Nitrous Oxides However, European countries have only recently adopted a similar strict level of emissions standards to the U.S. That's led to public concerns over air quality, due to the high levels of nitrous oxides (NOx) and other harmful substances from diesel exhaust produced by engines without modern emission controls. The diesels sold throughout Europe up ...

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