EPA Will ‘Up Its Game’ With New Tests For Emissions Cheating

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will develop better ways to detect cheating on emissions testing in the wake of the Volkswagen diesel scandal, the agency’s chief says. It hopes to avoid future cases like this, in which Volkswagen installed special software that allowed cars to operate differently when an emissions test was detected. The scandal adds new urgency to efforts by the EPA to more strictly define testing procedures for car manufacturers. DON’T MISS: VW, Audi TDI Diesel Cars Had ‘Defeat Device’ That Violated EPA Rules, 500K Cars Recalled: BREAKING The agency is “upping its game” to catch cheaters , EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told reporters at a Wall Street Journal forum Tuesday, according to The Detroit News . Officials are reportedly scrutinizing other carmakers, but McCarthy said that currently VW appears to be the only “outlier.” The fact that roughly 500,000 2009-2015 Volkswagen and Audi diesel cars had evaded emissions standards was discovered by independent researchers from West Virginia University, working with the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI 2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI But the EPA has been aware of potential loopholes in its testing […]

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