EVERY Diesel Tested By UK Transport Ministry Exceeds Lab Results In Real World

British officials announced that all 37 diesel models tested on the road found to exceed the laboratory limits, but only VW had used a “defeat device” in its vehicles.

UK’s Transport Ministry tested models from over 20 brands, including BMW, Ford, Nissan, Jaguar, Opel/Vauxhall and Volvo.

Of the 37 models tested, 18 of them were Euro-5 compliant vehicles and the rest were newer Euro-6 ones.

“It can be seen that all of the results are substantially higher than this limit, with the best results being about three times higher, and the worst about 10 times higher,” it said, referring to the Euro-5 vehicles tested.

Robert Goodwill, UK’s Transport Minister pointed out that car makers had not done anything illegal as their only had to meet the laboratory Euro standards set by the EU, according to a report from Reuters. Real-world emission tests will be enforced from 2017.

The Opel/Vauxhall Insignia recorded the highest NOx levels from the Euro-5 models, with a result of nearly 1900 mg/km, 10 times over the official limit. Peugeot’s 3008 scored the highest emissions among the Euro-6 models, emitting almost 14 times over the limit.

The Transport Ministry also said that only VW has been found to be using defeat device software to cheat the tests.

“Vehicles tested in the UK programme showed no evidence of car manufacturers, apart from VW Group, fitting devices to defeat the approved emissions test programme.”

The UK government said that they have spent £1 million ($1.4 million) to retest these 37 models. The British Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders added that meeting real-world testing standards is expensive for all car makers but all models scheduled for next year will be compliant with the new rules.

“This will require significant additional investment by manufacturers but will add greater transparency so consumers can be more confident industry is delivering on air quality”, a spokesman said.


New Porsche Taycan 4S Debuts With Up To 563 HP, 287 Miles Of Range And $103,800 Price Tag

The new entry level version of Porsche’s first EV still has two electric motors and does 0-62 mph in 4.0 seconds, but comes with a much more affordable starting price.

VW Group Denies Report It Intends To Sell Off Lamborghini Or Take It Public

According to the report, the German group wants to free up resources for EVs and focus on its VW, Audi and Porsche brands.

McLaren 620R Is A GT4-Inspired Supercar That Can Legally Roam The Streets

The 620R seems to be the most track-focused model in McLaren’s Sports Series range, upstaging even the mighty 600LT.

Isuzu Previews Futuristic FL IR Truck With Autonomous “Platooning” Function

The tech allows one truck to act as the leader in a convoy and others to follow, react and adapt to its movements.

Remember That 3D-Printed Aventador Replica? Well, It Actually Runs!

The Lambo replica is powered by a twin-turbocharged, 5.7-liter Corvette V8 and its bodywork was created by just three cheap 3D printers.

Five Years After Its Recall, A Defective Key Is Still Present In Camaro’s Parts Catalog

The key in question was first recalled by General Motors in June 2014, yet an employee discovered it was still available as a replacement.

2020 BMW X6 M Cabrio Answers A Question No One Asked In The First Place

Good thing BMW has no plans whatsoever of building such a thing, because…. well, it just doesn’t make sense.

1,200 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Makes The Trackhawk Seem Puny

It may be seven years old, but this wildly modified Grand Cherokee is one of the craziest Jeeps out there.

Olympic Athlete Runs In A Bubble Filled With Hyundai Nexo’s Exhaust Flow

The Nexo’s exhaust emits water and 99.9 per cent filtered oxygen – or else the runner would suffocate.

Lunaz Breathes New Life Into Classics With Electric Power And Modern Gear

After a full restoration process, the old mechanical parts are ditched in favor of all-electric powertrains and tech like Wi-Fi .