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Government to crackdown down on manufacturers fitting emission ‘cheat’ devices

Government to crackdown down on manufacturers fitting emission ‘cheat’ devices

Motor manufacturers found to be using devices on their vehicles to “cheat emissions” tests could face criminal and civil charges, with fines of up to £50,000 for every device installed, under proposed new laws.  

The measure has been announced by the Department for Transport, although no further details were available as Newsfeed went to press.
 

However, the proposal is in the wake of the fall-out from the 2015 Volkswagen Group scandal, when more than one million vehicles were found to be fitted with an emission cheating software device.