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The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) reports that 19 million diesel vehicles in Europe have “questionable” levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

The ICCT has announced the results of new research conducted on “NOx emission levels in diesel vehicles” following decisions by the Court of Justice of the European Union on the installation of illegal software in diesel vehicles.

Accordingly, 77 percent of diesel vehicles with Euro 6 emission standards and 85 percent of older Euro 5 vehicles in Europe have “suspicious” NOx emissions test results.

According to the report, “extreme” emission levels were detected in at least 40 percent of the 1,400 tests examined. The report said the amounts of nitrogen oxides emitted from diesel cars indicated “the possible use of a prohibited device”.

The ICCT report estimated that 19 million vehicles with “questionable” nitrogen oxide emission levels are currently in use in the European Union and the United Kingdom.

The report stated that 19 million suspicious vehicles consisting of 200 models were sold by various manufacturers under Euro 5 and Euro 6 standards.

diesel scandal

The US Environmental Protection Agency announced in September 2015 that Volkswagen had rigged emissions tests and that the company’s diesel vehicles polluted the environment 40 times higher than normal.

The Volkswagen Group, which has brands such as Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Bentley, Lamborghini, Seat, Skoda, Bugatti, Scania and Man, has been on the agenda for a long time with its diesel emissions scandal and has had to recall millions of cars while paying high fines to the US authorities. and German.

Recognizing that the deceptive software was used in the emission tests of nearly 11 million diesel cars worldwide, Volkswagen has been fined a hefty amount by a US court. The Public Prosecutor’s Office in Braunschweig, Germany, has also launched an investigation against the company.

Other automakers such as Daimler, Fiat-Chrysler, PSA (the new Stellantis), and Renault faced similar charges.

Software that manipulates emissions testing was declared illegal by the European Court of Justice in December 2020.

The court ruled that EU citizens could sue car manufacturers whose emissions values ​​were illegally manipulated in the country where the car was purchased.


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