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Diesel cars are 10 times more toxic than trucks and buses, data shows

Stricter EU emissions testing for large vehicles means modern diesel cars produce 10 times more NOx per litre of fuel Modern diesel cars produce 10 times more toxic air pollution than heavy trucks and buses, new European data has revealed. … Continue reading

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Petrol cars allowed to exceed pollution limits by 50% under draft EU laws 

Car industry successfully lobbied for loopholes to dilute EU laws limiting toxic particulates emissions for new cars, the Guardian has learned New European cars with petrol engines will be allowed to overshoot a limit on toxic particulates emissions by 50% … Continue reading

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Many car brands emit more pollution than Volkswagen, report finds 

Diesel cars by Fiat, Suzuki and Renault among makers emitting up to fifteen times European standard for nitrogen oxide A year on from the “Dieselgate” scandal that engulfed Volkswagen, damning new research reveals that all major diesel car brands, including … Continue reading

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Emissions from new diesel cars are still far higher than official limit 

New diesel cars are still emitting many times the official limit for polluting nitrogen oxides when driven on the road, almost a year after the Volkswagen emissions scandal broke. Renault, Mercedes-Benz, Mazda and Hyundai have all launched diesel models in … Continue reading

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Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests 

Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests. Testing company Emissions Analytics told the BBC it has measured a significant rise in poisonous gas emissions from a wide range … Continue reading

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UK accused of trying to undermine EU air pollution targets 

Leaked papers reveal that Tory MEPs were told to support a ‘get-out clause’ in proposed new Europe-wide laws The British government has been accused of trying to secretly undermine new EU air pollution targets in favour of big business, as … Continue reading

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Europe’s problem with diesel cars 

New UK government tests confirm that diesel cars produce a lot more air pollution in real-world driving when compared with the legal tests. Those sold since 2009 emitted six times more nitrogen oxides, on average. Compared with the stricter standards … Continue reading

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Diesel cars’ emissions far higher on road than in lab, tests show 

UK inquiry after Volkswagen scandal finds much higher nitrogen oxide levels than when vehicles are tested in laboratory Diesel cars are producing many times more health-damaging pollutants than claimed by laboratory tests, with some emitting up to 12 times the … Continue reading

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