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Could the Volkswagen Cheating Scandal Improve Emissions Standards?

dkatana writes: An article in Cities of the Future suggests that the “automaker’s emissions scandal could end up being a boon if it pushes governments and the industry to reassess diesel’s impact more honestly and move away from it altogether.” The article also asks the European Union to accelerate the introduction of new emissions standards, currently slated to take effect in September 2018, and to order mandatory recalls for all the vehicles affected, as Germany has. It points out that some drivers could refuse to have their cars “fixed” out of fear that the diesel engine will lose gas efficiency and power output.


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