Media: British authorities knew about the “diesel” Scam back in 2009

Media: British authorities knew about the “diesel” Scam back in 2009

Evidence that diesel cars produce extremely high levels of pollution, showed the survey, made by order of the Ministry of environmental protection.

MOSCOW, 27 Jan. The British government back in 2009 knew about the Scam from the exhaust of vehicles equipped with diesel engines, writes the Times, citing its own investigation.

“The government was aware in 2009 that cars with diesel engines was much greater than the rate of output of harmful substances”, — writes the edition. Nevertheless, the government has provided “1.7 billion pounds of tax breaks to encourage UK residents to buy cars.”

“The study, commissioned by the Ministry of environmental protection, food and agriculture six years ago, showed that diesel cars produce higher levels of pollution than expected”, — writes the edition.

Carmaker Volkswagen was accused in mid-September in the U.S. in its diesel equipment hire software, lowered the real value of emissions of harmful substances. The American government ordered the group to withdraw 482 thousand cars of brands Volkswagen and Audi sold in the country in 2009-2015. The company also faces a fine of up to $ 18,075 billion.

According to the company, falsification of environmental test content of harmful substances in exhaust gases of vehicles affect up to 11 million cars of Volkswagen around the world. This list includes cars with engine type EA 189 EU5. Experts do not exclude that scandal may affect the European and other automakers. In connection with the scandal was forced to resign of the General Director of Volkswagen Martin Winterkorn, and the scandal has been called “deselect”.