Driving the Truth

Posts by Sylwia Myśliwska

Audi freezes deliveries of certain diesel cars with further recalls likely…

Approximately 60,000 Audi A6 and A7 diesel model vehicles have seen their deliveries suspended amid fears of an emissions irregularity which echoes the Dieselgate scandal of its parent company, VW, which first came to light over two years ago. According to Audi, information regarding the most recent emissions concerns was first discovered during an internal…

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VW’s Dieselgate Splits Europe in Two

VW has enjoyed less success convincing Eastern European motorists to have their affected vehicles serviced following the diesel scandal than their Western counterparts – according to a story published in the independent online newspaper, the EU Observer. Several theories have surfaced which try to explain the reasons for this apparent polarisation. Some believe that the…

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The 100 European Locations where Dieselgate Kills the Most.

A report, published by the European Data Journalism Network shows the 100 European sites which are subjected to the most dangerous levels of NOx, correlating these with the highest number of premature deaths in the region. NOx is chiefly a by-product of the combustion of fossil fuels, reacting with surrounding air and sunlight. Diesel vehicle…

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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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