30 Sep '15, 4pm

New blog: VW's lies aren't the story - it's what car adiction is doing to our air and climate htt…

The scandal at VW has thrust air quality into the headlines. The company decided it was better to cheat emissions tests than comply with laws protecting people's health. In so doing, they judged that their profits were more important than human lives. Recent exposés aren't limited to dirty diesels. New research by Transport and Environment shows the official tests on fuel efficiency appear just as wonky, over-estimating real world mileage - and with it carbon dioxide emissions - by a massive 50 per cent. But the real story should not be shock that car manufacturers have been lying to us - it's the realisation of what our reliance on cars is doing to our air and our climate. Earlier this month, DEFRA confirmed over 50,000 people die premeturely every year because they are routinely breathe dirty air from road traffic. Our carbon reduction targets require us to reduce emissi...

Full article: http://www.bettertransport.org.uk/blog/roads/vws-lies-are...

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