Volkswagen Blues

Emissions Testing to Get Reboot

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VW scandal: The German government is currently not interested in investigating the matter.
  • Why it matters

    Why it matters

    • While Germany’s automotive agency is exploring the extent to which foreign and domestic carmakers have tricked emissions tests, political reforms are in the works to help catch such transgressions.
  • Facts


    • German automotive agency KBA disclosed it is testing vehicles sold in Germany by foreign and domestic carmakers to see if companies other than VW also have cheated emissions tests.
    • The first test results were completed two weeks ago, showing strong inconsistencies among some vehicles.
    • Calls for emissions testing reforms are getting louder, as Germany’s coalition government proposes more support for electric and natural gas vehicles.
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