VW ‘cheated clean air laws’

German car giant Volkswagen were today (mon) accused of fitting devices to cheat clean air laws as it was claimed car pollution kills 23,000 people a year in the UK. Nearly 100,000 VW drivers have filed a High Court claim alleging the conglomerate installed a ‘defeat device’ inside its diesel cars to automatically lower fume emissions. Tom De La Mare, QC, representing the drivers said: ‘The purpose of the prohibition is clear: to prevent cheating of the Emissions Limits by…

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