VW: Euro regulators didn't act on diesel emissions report

September 23, 2015 10:08 AM

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European regulators didn't act after real-world emissions results were published last year showing a dozen diesel car models were an average of seven times dirtier than the standards were supposed to allow.

So tests were conducted on three models in the U.S. -- two Volkswagens and a BMW -- which eventually led to the VW's admission that it rigged 11 million cars worldwide in a way that allows them to beat emissions certification tests.

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