Monday, September 21, 2015

volkswagen, dirty diesel

Volkswagen CEO 'deeply sorry' for breach of US environment rules

"We have admitted to it to the regulator. It is true. We are actively cooperating with the regulator," a spokesman for Volkswagen said on Sunday.

"Experts say that the software enables cars to get better fuel economy at the expense of higher nitrogen-oxide emissions, which was likely one reason VW was using them..."

”From an industry perspective it may set back diesel technology as a means for auto makers to reach the requirements for high fuel economy,” he said.

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