Driving the Truth

Posts by Sylwia Myśliwska

VW’s Fix an Empty Gesture?

Owners of the diesel cars affected by VW’s emissions scandal may be unaware the non-compulsory ‘fix’ being offered by the manufacturer in Europe has little to no effect on the levels of NOx gases that their cars produce. A documentary ‘VW Secret File’, produced and aired by DW (Deutsche Welle) revealed the software fix represents…

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VW – Who’s Responsible?

Since Jan 2017, VW has stated that there will be no compensation for European owners. Later, in June 2017, the manufacturer agreed to extend vehicle warranties by two years. To qualify for this extension, owners would have to agree to their vehicles receiving the ‘fix’. The reason for the lack of clear responsibility in the…

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The Environment and NOx Increase from the Diesel Scandal

In an article published by DW Akademie, a worrying prediction for the effect of NOx diesel emissions on public health has been made in light of the VW emissions scandal. In 2015, a study found that illegal nitrogen oxide emissions were: “…linked to 38,000 premature deaths…” This figure was taken from a total of 107,600…

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Serious judgement passed by German Court in a case resulting from ‘Diesel Gate’

A German court has ordered the defendant manufacturer to buy back a Skoda Yeti and pay the owner the amount of 21.818,33 € plus interest,  the purchase value of the car minus a reduction for the value of the kilometres already driven. The owner had bought the car equipped with defeat device. The court found that the…

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Spanish court orders EUR 5006 to be paid to Audi Q5 owner

On 26.10.2016, a decision was announced in Spain ordering compensation in the amount of EUR 5006 to be paid to the owner of an Audi Q5 diesel car: http://www.diariodenavarra.es/ The Spanish Court rejected the replacement of the vehicle or the cancellation of the sale and reimbursement, but agreed to award a compensation for damages, evaluated in…

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German report says KBA’s type approval flawed; Bosch more involved than previously thought

A German investigative report, Frontal21, outlines in a video that Bosch GmbH is more wrapped up in the emissions scandal than originally thought: Bosch sold its defeat software to numerous companies, not just VW. The article also points out that the German authority KBA’s type approval of diesel vehicles violated German law in many instances.…

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CLEAN IN Rio de Janeiro

On 13th – 15th October 2016, members of CLEAN Foundation’s Board of Directors visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, presenting CLEAN Foundation and its activities to Brazilian lawyers from Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo and Brasilia. VW Amaroks, light-weight trucks, are affected by the VW diesel scandal in Brazil. The state prosecutor in Rio de Janeiro…

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Why should I join CLEAN foundation?

CLEAN is fighting for fair compensation for non-US consumers. CLEAN Foundation provides a practical legal solution for non – US VW consumers who were sold or leased cars believing them to have “clean” diesel engines while in fact the cars were equipped with defeat devices  –  the software installed by the manufacturer that caused the pollution to…

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CLEAN’s meeting with European Commission and European Parliament

On 19.07.2016, CLEAN Foundation BOD members Melissa Ferrari and Orlando Kadir visited the European Commission in Brussels. There, they met with Joanna Szychowska, Head of the Unit C/4 – Automotive and Mobility Industries of the EU Commission’s DG for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs to discuss fair compensation for VW owners in the EU.…

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