News Digest Item
26 Oct 2016

“Type approval for millions of diesel cars illegal”


A legal opinion for the federal parliament says carmakers’ failure to disclose the use of 'defeat devices' - which reduce an engine’s performance during emissions testing - represent “a continuous and severe violation of the law”. The opinion from the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt goes against the view of Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt and Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA), which had seen the “thermofenster” devices as permissible to ensure the protection of the motor at low temperatures, German public television broadcaster ZDF reports. 

 See the article in German here.  

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