Diesel cars are the first-choice for Indian car buyers due to their high fuel efficiency. However, a new study reveals almost all diesel cars fail the official pollution limits.
Recently, we reported about Volkswagen buying back polluting diesel cars. And over the past few months, Volkswagen has been headlining for diesel emission scams. Now, Emissions Analytics (EA) has revealed new data that shows 97% of U.K.'s top-selling diesel vehicles had nitrogen-oxide limits below European Union standards.
The EA analysed more than 250 models on the road than in the laboratory and only one of 201 Euro 5 diesels tested, a Skoda Octavia TDI met the standards. On the Euro 6 front, just seven of 62 Euro 6 models pass the test.
"Existing lab tests designed to ensure emission limits are met have been shown to be inadequate, and this is why the U.K. has secured a tough new Europe-wide 'real driving emissions' test," the government statement says.
"From next year, vehicles will have to meet emissions limits in real driving conditions across a wide range of typical operating temperatures. This will improve consumer confidence in manufacturers."
Is it time to ban diesel? Or is there enough technology around to build clean diesel cars?
The air pollution worry continues...