All-clear for Opel diesel engine eases pressure on industry

August 02, 2016

Germany's KBA motor transport authority has approved Opel diesel engines following an investigation into whether they used 'defeat' software to hide high emissions, reports suggest. Opel was investigated by German authorities after it admitted that its Zafira minivan has engine software that switches off exhaust treatment systems under certain circumstances. When the investigation was announced, General Motors insisted the system software was legal, as it shuts down exhaust treatment systems under certain speed, temperature and air pressure conditions to protect the engine, which is allowed under EU regulations.

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PSA to boost UK presence in the event of a ‘hard Brexit'

March 08, 2017

UK sales flat despite upcoming road tax hike, diesel demand plummets

March 08, 2017

UK new car registrations fell annually by 0.3% in February to 83,115 units according to the SMMT, driven down by weaker demand from individuals and companies. More noticeable, however, was the 9.2% drop in demand for diesels compared to February 2016, a steeper drop than the decline in Germany...