Dieselgate 4 years on: Number of ‘dirty diesels’ continues to grow

The dieselgate scandal is ‘far from over’, according to a new report that finds the number of diesel cars emitting excess noxious gases is growing

 

The dieselgate scandal is ‘far from over’, according to a new report that finds the number of diesel cars emitting noxious gases beyond European legal limits now totals 51 million.

The report, released today by the European Federation for Transport and Environment (T&E), suggests the number of offending vehicles on roads in the EU has increased by 18% since 2018 and 74% since 2016.

Germany accounted for the largest share of dirty diesels with 9.9 million cars, followed closely by France with 9.8 million and the UK with 8.5 million. Just six of the 28 EU member states, Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain and Belgium, accounted for 81% of the entire diesel fleet.

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