UK to launch vehicle emissions probe

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UK to launch vehicle emissions probe following VW scandal

  • 24 September 2015
  • From the section Business

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The UK is to launch its own probe into emissions

The UK government is to launch its own investigation into vehicle emissions testing, following the VW scandal in the US.

The UK regulator, the Vehicle Certification Agency, will work with car makers to re-run lab tests where necessary.

It will then compare the results against "real-world" driving emissions.

It has also called on the EU to conduct a Europe-wide probe into whether car makers have misled regulators.

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: "The Vehicle Certification Agency, the UK regulator, is working with vehicle manufacturers to ensure that this issue is not industry wide.

"As part of this work they will re-run laboratory tests where necessary and compare them against real world driving emissions."

"We have called on the EU to conduct a Europe wide investigation into whether there is evidence that cars here have been fitted with defeat devices.

"My priority is to protect the public as we go through the process of investigating what went wrong and what we can do to stop it happening again in the future."

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