A BBC news item (that can be found here) reveals that those smooth, calm lab tests are nothing like the normal driving we all do in our cars. They found that diesel cars which AREN’T part of the massive VW scandal produced far, far, FAR more emissions that is allowed by law. They’re guffing our nitrous oxide like you wouldn’t believe – stacks of it.
Have a look at the news item, which reveals that yes – we’ve been given statistics from totally clinic and weak laboratory tests which bear no reselblance to real-world driving. Going up a slope? That’s not like the test. Accelerating from some traffic lights? Nope, that’s not included either.
As with nearly every car salesman and retailer in the world, we’ve been lied to.