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German regulators identify 30 cars with excessive CO2 levels

The German investigation launched in the wake of Volkswagen’s diesel engine scandal has now found that 30 of 53 vehicle models tested since last September have excessive CO2 levels.

According to Reuters and the German Department of Transportation, additional tests will be required to clarify these results. We’ll know the exact and official truth after final completion of said investigation.

Some of the vehicles with excessive CO2 levels are manufactured by Fiat Chrysler, which reportedly used a special device to “block” dirty emissions for the 20 or so minutes the tests are being run. 

GM’s Opel division also admitted that its Zafira employed software to stop exhaust gases in certain circumstances, but claims the system is legal.