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Dieselgate: Some Perspective.

Volkswagen were caught red-handed cheating the system. Their diesel vehicles were fitted with software that enabled emission control systems during Government laboratory tests, but disabled these systems during real-world conditions. Its been claimed that the difference between the lab and the road is between five times to 40 times the amount of Greenhouse gasses. Why would they do this? The running theory is that a proper emission control system costs more, and in an effort to reduce costs they fitted…