Carmakers' cheating on fuel efficiency has caused millions of tonnes of additional CO2 emissions – NGO
Cheating on fuel efficiency by major carmakers is responsible for 264 million tonnes of additional CO2 emissions between the years 2000 and 2017, an analysis by NGO Transport & Environment has shown. The additional cost of fuel amounted to nearly 150 billion euros, the NGO said in a press release. The additional amount of carbon emissions was “slightly more than the annual CO2 emissions of the Netherlands”, Transport & Environment noted, adding that German car drivers topped the ranking by paying about 36 billion euros more for fuel than they would have with cars that performed as advertised.
Read the press release in English here.