UK Rerunning Emission Tests You to VW Scandal

The United Kingdom is conducting its own enquiry into car emissions and testing as a result of the recent VW emission scandal. The British government aims to run new tests on engines from across the industry.

The tests that will be conducted by the British Vehicle Certification Agency will be done in conjunction with various carmakers. The British government moreover wants the European commission to launch Europe-wide emission tests.

Patrick McLaughlin, the British transport secretary stated to the press that the British government is taking the actions of VW extremely seriously. He added that it is his priority to protect the public as they go through the process of investigating what went wrong and what can be done to stop similar things happening in the future.

“We have called on the EU to conduct a Europe-wide investigation into whether there is evidence that cars here have been fitted with defeat devices. In the meantime we are taking robust action.” he is quoted saying.

In addition to the United Kingdom, Italy and France also want to take action in the wake of the mission scandal. The two nations want to conduct random tests and cars to check whether those cars has also been fitted with the software to cheat the official emission tests.

As a result of the scandal, the German stock market dropped 1.9% yesterday. Germans VW is not the only carmaker affected by the scandal. Among those German manufacturers who last shares is BMW whose stock dropped more than 5% and Daimler who last more than 4% in shares.