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EU Researchers Find Mercedes, Mazda and Honda Diesels Also Have Higher Real-World Emissions

EU Researchers Find Mercedes, Mazda and Honda Diesels Also Have Higher Real-World Emissions

In addition to Volkswagen and Audi, diesels by five other carmakers have been found to produce more NOx in the real world than in laboratory settings. The assessment, as reported by The Guardian , was performed by the U.K.-based Emissions Analytics. Using Euro 5 and Euro 6 European emission standards, the firm showed that only than 2.5 percent of diesels they tested deliver identical real-world and laboratory results. Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Fiat, Nissan and Volvo were among the manufacturers named. “The issue is a systemic one” across the industry, said Nick Molden, founder and CEO of Emissions Analytics. “The VW issue in the U.S. was purely the trigger which threw light on a slightly different problem in the EU – widespread legal over-emissions. For NOx, [diesel] cars are on average four times over the legal limit, because of the lenient nature of the te...

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