News Digest Item
28 Aug 2017

“UBA questions effective retrofitting of diesel cars”

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Even technical retrofitting of “a significant share” of German diesel cars would hardly reduce the nitrogen oxide concentration in cities, say internal documents of the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), reports Morton Freidel in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. This would be in contradiction to statements by environment minister Barbara Hendricks who has called for technical retrofitting in addition to software updates, writes Freidel. The documents were written after discussions in the UBA in 2016, writes Freidel.

Read the article in German here.

See a CLEW article on the Diesel Summit’s results and a CLEW timeline of the dieselgate affair for background.

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