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EU auditors lament persistent gap in lab and real-world emissions data

Hybrid sports utility vehicles. Brussels-headquartered non-profit Transport and Environment found vehicles in the EU are getting wider by an average of one centimetre every two years (Photo: Jose Sarmento Matos/Bloomberg)

The disparity between new vehicles’ performance in manufacturers’ tests and their real-world emissions is limiting the EU’s ability to meet emissions reduction targets, says a European Court of Auditors report

Since the 2015 Dieselgate scandal, which exposed systemic cheating of emissions tests by carmakers, the EU has overhauled ...

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