Was Air Quality Permanently Affected by the Dieselgate Scandal?
The Dieselgate scandal that initially involved only the Volkswagen Group continues to affect not only car owners and manufacturers but the public as well. Since the diesel emissions scam broke, there hasn’t been a significant improvement in the quality of air around the world.
In the UK, vehicles equipped with the wrong emissions controls are driven even on roads within highly polluted areas. The majority of these are affected by the defeat devices that became popular because of the Dieselgate scandal. The devices were used to manipulate emissions so that vehicles could easily pass regulatory testing.
What happened during the Dieselgate scandal?
Volkswagen and Audi diesel vehicles were the first to have been discovered as allegedly violating emissions regulations. The Volkswagen Group lied to their customers and sold the vehicles as high-performing, emissions-compliant cars even though they emitted high levels of toxic emissions.
Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Vauxhall, Renault, and many other …