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Volkswagen Scam : Voilation of Clean Air Act

Sanyam Mittal,   26 Sep , 2015   Video

Volkswagen Scam

Volkswagen, a German car manufacturer, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Lower Saxony, Germany, and established in 1937, has left the world dumbfounded. On Friday last, the US Environmental Agency (EPA) stated that Volkswagen had very flagrantly violated the Clean Air Act.  Since 2009, Volkswagen had been installing elaborate software algorithm, dubbed as “defeat device”, to cheat emission tests. Accordingly, the cars’ pollution controls worked when being tested for emissions while the rest of the time, the vehicles could freely spout hazardous, smog-forming compounds.


 

Clean Air Act

The Clean Air Act-1963 designed to control air pollution on a national level is a United States federal law. It is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in coordination with state, local, and tribal governments. The law encourages prevention of regional air pollution and control programs. It also provides technical and financial assistance for air pollution prevention at both state and local governments.

Under this act, every automobile vehicle has to undergo an emission test to ensure low pollution level. After clearing the test, can only be vehicles launched. More…

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