Which diesel vehicle type is the most polluting

Which diesel vehicles is the most polluting?

A year after the cheating scandal “Dieselgate” of Volkswagen, new studies have revealed that all the other big brands of diesel vehicles including Renault, Fiat and Suzuki, are selling models which emit much more that those of the German constructor.

In an interview with the British newspaper The Guardian, Greg Archer, Director of the Division of clean vehicles at Transport and Environment (T&E) declared that “Volkswagen is not the car manufacturer who produces the diesel vehicles that pollute the most in term of nitrogen oxide (NOx) and the lack of other inquiries on other firms is a shame for the European regulation system.”

The most polluting diesel engines are those of the Italian Firm Fiat (which also equip the models Alfa Romeo, Fiat et Suzuki) by producing almost fifteen times more than the laboratory limit, in real-world driving conditions according to a survey made by the NGO T&E.

 Several diesel models need to be recalled so as to be approved Euro VI

T&E evaluates that there are more than 29 million “dirty” light vehicles on the European roads, a number which keeps on growing. The association considers that a car is qualified as “dirty” when its emission in nitrogen oxide are three times higher than the limit of reference.

Several environmental associations are campaigning for the European Commission to make the automobile constructors to recall massively their “dirty” vehicles in order to adapt to the new regulation currently in force (Euro VI), given that the average shelf life of diesel vehicles is 17 years. Indeed, vehicles equipped with AdBlue injection systems can easily be approved through software updates of the control system.

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