Volkswagen Emissions Scandal: EU Officials Knew of 'Widespread Concern' That Manufacturers Were Cheating Tests

From the Independent

The European Commission knew of “widespread concern” that car manufacturers were cheating in emissions tests as long as two years ago, according to a report.

In February 2013, the then European Union’s environmental commissioner, Janez Potocnik, wrote to Antonio Tajani, then industry commissioner, in February 2013, warning that several EU countries believed a “significant discrepancy” between emissions from cars in the real world and emissions during testing was the “primary reason” that air quality was not improving, The Financial Times reported. 

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