"Millions of brits thought to be driving these vehicles"?"Volkswagen emissions scandal: all your questions answered"
I guess then if you are correct then the investigations will make the same connection. Perhaps they will say they were only following orders(sic).....
I was over in the mountain states and west coast, which had similar prices for diesel, gas was anything from $2.57/gal right up to over $5 in parts of CA. Guess it varies a lot by location.Yep, here in Florida at least. Petrol is currently around $2 a gallon, and diesel was $2.45 when I filled up last night. Might be regional, but I know in North Carolina it's about 30c more vs petrol. The one good thing about diesel here at least is the price isn't as volatile as petrol and only fluctuates in winter when home heating oil is in greater demand, but it's still more than petrol is. Go to the gasbuddy site and throw in 33635 as the zip code and switch between "gas" and diesel and you'll see what I mean
I'm not from Cheshire, I just live here.Where in Cheshire are you from btw? Grew up in Congleton until I emigrated here 12 yrs ago. I'll stop bitching about fuel prices tho since I know when I was there in April it cost me close to £50 to drive from Manchester airport to Congleton to Chester, to Warrington and back in a nice little A1 lol
It could affect petrols, but it's less likely to as it's much easier to hit NOx targets for petrols legitimately. Also they don't have adblue or NOx traps which have been implicated in the fudging by the EPA, so again it's unlikely they are affected.So far the noise has been all about diesels. If the technology has been used to alter emissions in diesel engines, then you could probably bet that VAG aren't the only ones at it and also that similar technology has been used in petrol engined vehicles.
Lower NOx tends to mean higher fuelling, and hence higher CO2 and reduced mileage. As you say though, HMRC don't usually backdate this sort of thing.I thought it was just Nox?
However even if this did change the CO2 rating for your car, it will not affect you. HMRC don't tend to backdate things like this. For example my 1.4 TFSI COD was originally 109 CO2, but this recently changed to 114 which is a tax bracket higher. Though I'm not affected as I "got in" while it was 109.
Also the MOT doesn't test for NOx. In fact the only emissions test for diesel cars is a smoke test (petrols are tested for HC, CO and lambda).4. "My car's going to fail the MoT now."
MoT emissions tests are nowhere near as strict as the type approval tests that we're talking about here. My old Mondeo was remapped, de-catted, with no DPF and 100,000 miles on the clock and it still sailed through the tests. A modern DPFed, catted, EuroV / EuroVI is going to have no problems.
BBC Newsnight, December 2014
"-Finally, the expert says: "Cars can detect being tested. They can use that to put the car into a mode in which the engine is ultra efficient or to reduce the sort of pollution coming out of the exhaust pipe during a test..the car knows it is being tested"
Love the cartoon on P17 of today's Daily Mail.....
I'm not gonna by the hate mail so have you got a link to it
Meanwhile uk lawyers inundated with phonecalls re VW
Where theres blame theres a claim !!!!!
I dont understand how anyone in the UK can take action.
This all boils down to a rigged NOX test, and cars here do not have to conform to any NOX figure, only a Co2 figure.
The people in the UK bought the car based on a Co2 figure, which is not the issue, so i dont see why there would be compensation.
Reading that seems to suggest that new clean diesels are near too and closing in on petrol cars emissions and will probably better them in the coming years. Therefore, you'd think that the diesel market should survive if they continue on the same path they are going down?
Reading this suggests my 1.6tdi may be in the dock as well.
Too early to tell....lots of ifs and buts.....lets see how this unfolds
I still love my car, don't get me wrong. However, if they have to alter the engine, power, mpg etc and it makes the car something different to what I bought, then yes, owners should be compensated. I can't understand why you think they shouldn't be. If they took your car back messed around with the ECU and it came back running, accelerating, and performing differently I bet you wouldn't be happy??