One third of VW cars affected by emissions scandal ‘still not fixed’

A third of cars manufactured by Volkswagen with defeat devices have not been fixed yet. New figures revealed by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) suggest the car manufacturer has fixed only two-thirds of the cars that were affected by the emissions scandal. The Committee found the number of fixes to Volkswagen manufactured cars has fallen […]

Lorry emissions checks to start at the roadside

Roadside safety checks of lorries will soon include inspections to ensure they are not cheating vehicle emissions. From August, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will check “defeat devices” are not being used to hide emissions, targeting lorry drivers and operators who break the law. It comes as DVSA’s enforcement staff and their European […]

EU guide to help enforce ban on emissions ‘defeat devices’

The European Commission has issued guidance to help Member States evaluate if car manufacturers have used “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests. The news comes in the wake of the Volkswagen revelations in September 2015, when it admitted around 11 million diesel cars were equipped with the software. The Commission requested Member States to carry […]