Honda, Mazda, Mercedes And Mitsubishi Also Under Inspection For Diesel Emissions Foul Play

Honda, Mazda, Mercedes And Mitsubishi Also Under Inspection For Diesel Emissions Foul Play

It looks like the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal has rocked the entire world and has woken up the emission testing agencies all over the globe. This controversy is not longer just the problem in the United States, but is also making the European emission testing agencies to go on full throttle and check out other leading car manufacturers as well for foul play in the diesel emissions.

The diesel engines are very popular in European countries than in the U.S. and the tests conducted by NEDC is not sufficient to bring out the real amount of production of NOx from diesel cars. There are rumors coming through that a number of diesel vehicles could be producing more diesel emissions than the permitted levels.

The diesel cars from popular manufacturers like Mercedes Benz, Mazda, Honda and Mitsubishi have all passed the official emission tests conducted according to the EU standards. But, according to a private company called Emissions Analytics that tested the emission on these popular brands, it was found that all the brand pumped out more than the allowable limits of pollutant in road conditions.

This is the reason why the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) that is responsible for testing the diesel emissions of cars I the United States have said that they will be more stringent on carrying out tests on diesel cars. They have planned to introduce real conditions diesel engine tests along with the normal emission tests to ascertain the right amount of pollutants that are expelled out by the diesel cars.

There are reports that the diesel engines of other car brands like Hyundai, Volvo, Jeep, Nissan, Fiat and Citroen also do not comply with the standard emission norms when tested in real world conditions. The performance of all these cars in the lab conditions was better than on the real road conditions.

The EPA has said that even though other car brands emitted more NOx than the allowed limit, it was only Volkswagen that used a defeat device to deliberately cheat EPA. No other diesel car from various brands has been found to be carrying out any illegal activity to lower its emissions levels when testing.

The auto manufacturers are unanimous in saying that the proposed amount of regulations and tightening of the emissions that will come out will be very hard for the automakers to meet. The added scrutiny of the diesel cars would in no way help the future of diesel engines.

October 12th, 2015 by