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This page brings together all the news and Next Green Car's analysis relating to the recent VW Group diesel NOx emissions scandal. Each day seems to bring more revelations so it is worth checking back frequently.

Next Green Car has a developed info and tools to help car buyers make sense of the complex world of car emissions. The Car Emissions Calculator compares the emissions for two vehicles and allows the user to input modify data type (real world or official), mileage and driving style. Various search tools are available which show CO2 and NOx for vehicles including search by vehicle class or make and model.

In addition, Next Green Car's unique NGC Rating is shown on searches and model pages to help car buyers compare vehicles across and within technologies. The Next Green Car Rating expresses a vehicle's environmental impact as a score ranging from 0 for the greenest vehicles to 100+ for the most polluting incorporating both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants across the lifetime of a vehicle.

VW fined 1bn euros by German prosecutors over diesel emissions

German authorities have fined Volkswagen 1 billion euros (£880 million) over its diesel emissions scandal. The fine is one of of the largest ever by German prosecutors against a company. VW has said that it accepts the fine, and will not appeal...

Daimler ordered to recall cars over diesel emissions

Daimler has been ordered by the German Government to recall 238,000 vehicles in Germany, after they were found to be fitted with defeat devices. The company says that 774,000 diesel models across Europe contain illegal emissions cheating software,...

Hamburg to ban older diesels from city centre

While the UK Government publishes its latest draft Clean Air Strategy, several cities across Europe are already implementing diesel bans for diesel car not meeting the latest Euro 6 emissions standards. After the German Federal Court ruled that Stuttgart...

Audi ordered to recall 125,000 diesel models over emissions

Audi has been ordered to recall 127,000 vehicles in Germany, after the country's KBA automotive industry authority found illicit emissions control systems fitted. Reports by Reuters say that the issue affects much of the Audi range - A4, A5, A6, A7,...

EU to tighten type approval rules to prevent another dieselgate

Vehicle testing rules in Europe have been tightened in an attempt to prevent another diesel scandal, after EU regulators have agreed to an overhauled type approval framework. Each member state will be required to check cars circulating on their roads...

Mercedes offers emissions software update for 3m diesel models

Daimler is recalling three million Mercedes Benz diesel vehicles to offer owners a software fix for their cars. The move has come about as prosecutors are investigating possible emissions test cheating in a similar manner that brought about the VW Emissions...

Audi engineer arrested as part of emissions investigations

Munich authorities have arrested an Audi employee as part of the VW Emissions Scandal investigations, on suspicion of fraud. It is the first arrest linked to the investigations surrounding Dieselgate, and the employee was detained on Monday by Munich...

Fiat Chrysler group accused of using illegal emissions software

British authorities are requesting information from their American counterparts after the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accused the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) group of using defeat devices in some of their models. The EPA stated...

VW reaches $4.3 billion US settlement over emissions scandal

Volkswagen has agreed a settlement with the US Government to pay $4.3 billion (£3.5 billion) in fines and penalties relating to its part in the Emissions Scandal. The group has confirmed that it will plead guilty to criminal misconduct under US law....

British drivers seek compensation for VW Emissions Scandal

Volkswagen is facing legal action in the UK after a law firm has applied for a group litigation order, to represent British drivers affected by the Emissions Scandal. The move would see compensation sought for British drivers of VW Group models involved...

Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:15th Nov 2018