EU failing to get polluting diesels off the roads - report

National authorities are flagging in their efforts to recall cars involved in the Dieselgate scandal, a campaign group’s analysis of EU data suggests

National authorities are flagging in their efforts to recall cars involved in the Dieselgate scandal, a campaign group’s analysis of EU data suggests.

Moreover, current actions only address some 10 million of an estimated 43 million “grossly polluting” diesel cars and vans on Europe's roads, Transport & Environment said in a report on Wednesday.

The group's report comes three months after the EU executive said it was considering proposing compulsory retrofits for excessively polluting diesel cars, and not just those that were rolled out during the period to 2015 when manufacturers were cheating in emissions tests.

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