23 Aug '16, 11am

Australia's AAA will test emissions of top 30 cars; government won't, it says (VW diesel update)

Stephen Edelstein 1,021 views Aug 23, 2016 2016 Holden Commodore SV6 Black Edition Enlarge Photo The Volkswagen diesel scandal has placed greater scrutiny on laboratory emissions testing of new cars pretty much around the world. Over the year since the news of VW's use of illegal "defeat device" software first broke, other carmakers have come forward to confess errors or outright cheating in their own emission and fuel-economy tests. Now the Australian Automobile Association (AAA) is taking matters into its own hands. DON'T MISS: CA regulator to start testing VW TDI diesel modifications for all versions The group is spending A$500,000 ($457,955) to conduct its own on-road emissions tests of 30 models, reports WardsAuto . Australia's AAA hopes to see how the real-world results stack up to the official ratings—and it claims to be taking this action because the government won...

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