31 May '17, 1pm

Lasting legacy of VW diesel scandal: EU gets serious about testing

Volkswagen Plant, Wolfsburg, Germany (photo by Richard Bartz) Enlarge Photo The Volkswagen diesel scandal left lasting imprints on the entire automotive industry, and may have changed the way regulators look at vehicles using the fuel forever. That's true not just in the United States, but elsewhere as well. The European Union is now increasing its efforts to make sure a scandal like Volkswagen's can never happen again. EU ministers have agreed to a new draft of rules and regulations for approving cars in the countries that make up the trade bloc; they give the European Commission more power in such circumstances. DON'T MISS: Settlement for Audi, Porsche, VW 3.0-liter diesel TDI owners announced Under the current system, national agencies such as Germany's KBA have the authority to give new cars a pass for the entire European Union, according to Reuters . National bodies a...

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