Diesel cars must be ‘fixed or scrapped’

Clean air must be made a political priority at both EU and national levels with diesel engines a main target, campaigners said on Tuesday

Clean air must be made a political priority at both EU and national levels with diesel engines a main target, an alliance of European cities and environmental and public health campaigners said on Tuesday.

In a joint statement issued at a 'European Diesel Summit' in Brussels on Tuesday, they urged policymakers to enact tougher legislation on road transport emissions and testing.

"Dirty diesels must be either fixed or scrapped", said William Todts, executive director of campaign group Transport & Environment said. Three years after the Dieselgate scandal “there still is no European solution”, he added.

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