25 Sep '15, 4pm

VW Diesels May Have Spewed Almost 1M Tons of Extra Pollution Annually

VW Diesels May Have Spewed Almost 1M Tons of Extra Pollution Annually

Volkswagen and its TDI diesel engines could be responsible for nearly one-million tons of extra pollution per year. Now that it has been outed that Volkswagen rigged diesel emissions tests on 11-million cars, an analysis by The Guardian suggests those vehicles may be responsible for nearly one-million extra tons of air pollution annually. The report found that vehicles in the U.S. likely expelled between 10,392 and 41,571 tons of NOx into the air each year, if those vehicles covered the average annual U.S. mileage. Now if those diesel vehicles actually complied with EPA standards, they would have emitted just 1,039 tons of NOx each year. That also means worldwide, the defective VW vehicles could be responsible for 237,161 to 948,691 tons of extra NOx emissions annually. SEE ALSO: What’s So Bad About the Extra NOx VWs Emitted? The German automaker has been under fire all we...

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