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Importance of Emissions Regulations

First published by Admin on December 08, 2020 in the following categories: Emissions News NOx and tagged with | | | | | | |

importance of emissions regulations

The importance of emissions regulations cannot be understated, and we are only fighting the court battles that we are because the law has not been adhered to.

In the last few decades, we have been able to achieve huge reductions in emissions thanks to new technology. A lot of this is down to EU emission regulations, and it is important for all carmakers to follow them.

A key reason as to why there are emissions regulations in place is to keep people healthy and to help the environment stay protected. NOx can affect the tropospheric ozone that we breathe, and pollution in the air can lead to a decrease in vegetation growth and a reduction in crop yields.

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Action over carmakers passing emissions tests through cheating

First published by Admin on November 10, 2020 in the following categories: Emissions News Group Action Mercedes Nissan Emissions Scandal NOx Renault Emissions Scandal and tagged with | | | | | | | | | | | | |

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The European Commission currently has tight emissions tests and regulations in place for light–duty (cars, vans) and heavy-duty vehicles (lorries, buses), and for non-road mobile machinery.

Over the last few years, with the introduction of higher standards, the legal limit of NOx (Nitrogen Oxide) has reportedly decreased by almost 70% for diesel cars.

Unfortunately, to meet these tighter restrictions, some car manufacturers stand accused of using ‘defeat devices’. This can be a type of software that can allow vehicles to restrict performance and pass their emissions tests, but allow for far greater emissions levels when being used on the road. The scandals stemmed from the original VW “dieselgate” issues that came to light in 2015 that has resulted in the High Court making a finding that the technology they used is a defeat device.

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AdBlue and NOx emissions

First published by Admin on October 20, 2020 in the following categories: Emissions News Group Action NOx and tagged with | | | | |

AdBlue and NOx emissions

AdBlue and NOx emissions go hand-hand, as some car manufacturers use AdBlue in their engines to reduce the production of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx); a toxic gas produced from diesel engines.

Many vehicle manufacturers claim that the use of AdBlue can reduce car emissions to provide for cleaner diesel vehicles, and some of those carmakers have relied on those statements when selling their models.

However, the reality may not be so green. A number of carmakers stand accused of using defeat devices in their vehicles. These can, in some cases, recognise when an emissions test is taking place, and allow for emissions-reducing technology to be engaged. Out on the road, emissions-reducing technology may not work. For some of those taking part in the emissions legal actions we are pursuing, they have reported having to top up AdBlue more often, increasing the running costs of their vehicle.

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Emissions Regulations are Important

First published by Contributor on October 06, 2020 in the following categories: Emissions News NOx and tagged with | | | | | | |

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Emissions regulations are in place worldwide to restrict the release of extreme amounts of harmful gases that could damage our planet and our health.

Such gases include Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), which is a common pollutant from diesel engines. Car manufacturers must limit the amount of NOx their vehicles emit in order to comply with European regulations that are in place to protect us.

Unfortunately, some manufacturers have used software – also known as ‘defeat devices’ – in their diesel vehicles to dupe the emissions testing system. The devices used by Volkswagen in the original “dieselgate” scandal could detect when the vehicle was being tested and restrict emissions during  testing. However, in usual driving conditions, the vehicles could pollute far more.

Now, other carmakers including Mercedes, Nissan and Renault stand accused of similar behaviour. They deny any wrongdoing at all, but we are investigating any allegations accordingly.

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The dangers of alleged increased emissions from Mercedes vehicles

First published by Admin on September 29, 2020 in the following categories: Emissions News Mercedes and tagged with | | | | | |

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The potential dangers of any increased Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emissions from Mercedes vehicles cannot be understated, which is why our compensation action for justice is important.

We will briefly outline some of the potential dangers that can be caused to human health, and why any alleged increased NOx emissions must be taken seriously.

As a specialist firm of consumer action lawyers, we are here to hold organisations to account for any wrongdoing. That is precisely what we will look to achieve if Daimler has been cheating emissions regulations.

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Mercedes NOx emissions compensation claims

First published by Admin on September 22, 2020 in the following categories: Emissions News Group Action Mercedes and tagged with | | | | | | | | | |

Mercedes NOx emissions

Why should you be concerned about Mercedes NOx emissions? Why is our compensation action so important? What are the risks and dangers for people?

These are some of the questions that people ask when they consider joining the Mercedes Emissions Compensation Action here in the UK. As a leading firm of consumer action lawyers that pioneered the first High Court action against VW in England and Wales in January 2016, we are well placed to tell you why claiming is important.

NOx is dangerous to human health and to the environment. Any carmaker that is found to have cheated the rules should be held to account, and owners should be compensated.

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New emissions laws in force to stop future Volkswagen emissions scandals

First published by Admin on July 03, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News and tagged with | | | | |

dieselgate action deadline information

It’s July 2018, which means the new emissions laws have come into force to stop future Volkswagen style emissions scandals.

The new legislation, at the very least, acts as a far better deterrent to prevent future emissions scandals.

The new emissions laws have been brought in to specifically crack down on emissions cheats like Volkswagen. To make sure they’re punished for their historic cheating, we’re a part of the Steering Committee of law firms taking legal action against VW for over 60,000 victims in England and Wales.

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Porsche limiting European sales speaks volumes

First published by Admin on June 28, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News and tagged with | | |

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Porsche limiting European sales speaks volumes in terms of the inability of VW Group brands to keep their diesel engines legal.

At the time of the announcement, Porsche said that the number of models sold in Europe would be limited as a result of the changes to emissions testing; changes that likely stemmed from the Volkswagen emissions scandal in the first place.

Although they’re not the only carmaker to have halted or limited sales as a result of the changes, the Porsche recalls and the “Dieselgate” scandal itself say a lot in terms of the legality of these engines in my view.

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UK facing top European Court over air pollution should act as catalyst for punishing emissions cheaters like Volkswagen

First published by Admin on June 05, 2018 in the following categories: Emissions News and tagged with | |

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The fact that the UK is facing being taken to the top European Court over air pollution should act as catalyst for punishing emissions cheaters like Volkswagen.

The UK is looking at fines that could run into the millions of pounds and has been referred to the European Court of Justice by the European Commission over failures to maintain vital pollution targets.

The Commission has reportedly issued “letters of formal notice” which may then lead to formal action against the UK.

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Why the VW class action case matters if we are to fight air pollution

First published by Admin on May 24, 2018 in the following categories: Group Action and tagged with

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The VW class action case really matters if we are to fight air pollution and improve air quality in the UK. Our urban areas are in such a state that some reportedly hit annual limits at the start of 2018; Brixton being one of them. Remarkably, this was apparently an improvement on the year before where it was breached in a week!

So, when we have one of the biggest companies in the world ignoring its corporate social responsibility and deciding to deliberately cheat emissions testing, we have to take it seriously, and we have to take action.

The VW class action we are on the Steering Committee for is designed to do just that.

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