Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"It’s not just the VW story, this is part of something much bigger"


Volkswagen’s rigging of emissions tests for 11m cars means they may be responsible for nearly a million tonnes of air pollution every year, roughly the same as the UK’s combined emissions for all power stations, vehicles, industry and agriculture.
VW’s defective vehicles could be responsible for between 237,161 and 948,691 tonnes of NOx emissions each year, 10-40 times the pollution standard for new models in the US. Western Europe’s biggest power station, Drax in the UK, emits 39,000 tonnes of NOx each year.