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Volkswagen scandal: EU to take action against UK, Germany, 5 others

Nitrogen Oxide pollution from diesel engines lead to premature death of 72,000 people per year


Reuters  |  Brussels 

The European Union will take action on Thursday against seven nations including Germany and Britain for failing to police car emissions rules, EU sources said, after the Volkswagen cheating scandal showed suspicious behaviour in the industry. Amid frustration in Brussels over nations' responses to diesel vehicles flouting pollution limits, the European Commission is resorting to the strongest legal action it can take against members of the 28-nation bloc - potentially ending in court. Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) pollution from diesel engines, which power half of all cars in Europe, ...

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First Published: Thu, December 08 2016. 12:10 IST