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5,000 deaths annually from dieselgate in Europe 

Excess emissions from diesel cars cause about 5,000 premature deaths annually across Europe, a new study shows. Since the late 1990s the share of diesel cars in the EU has risen to around 50% in the fleet, with important variations … Continue reading

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Germany wrestles with diesel’s future as large cities plan bans

Germany is wrestling over the future of the diesel, with proposals for driving bans in some cities to reduce air pollution clashing with an industry that employs scores of workers. With some urban areas failing European Union air-quality standards, Munich, … Continue reading

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35 million dirty #Diesels are driving on Europe’s roads today, new research finds 

More than one-and-a-half years after the dieselgate scandal erupted the number of dirty diesels poisoning the air Europeans breathe keeps growing. New T&E research shows that there are 35 million of these diesel cars and vans driving on Europe’s roads today, six million … Continue reading

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Car buyers should have ‘long, hard think’ about diesel 

The transport secretary suggests drivers should try to buy the least polluting vehicles possible. The transport secretary has said drivers considering buying diesel cars should take a “long, hard think”. Chris Grayling made the remarks to the Daily Mail, which … Continue reading

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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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