New research by the AAA (Australian Automobile Association) has found that recalled “fixed” VWs are still using more fuel and emitting more pollution than what’s allowed under Australian rules.
Real-world testing of fuel emissions shows we aren’t getting what we pay for when it comes to filling up at the pump. The gap between the claimed fuel efficiency of cars and their actual performance is large and growing.
It’s clearer than ever: we can’t trust the car industry to self-regulate. We need a fuel efficiency standard as well as real-world testing to make sure companies like VW can’t game the system.
With a Ministerial Forum due to report back soon on fuel efficiency, we have a real chance to win this campaign – and soon. Join our calls for real-world testing so that car companies can’t mislead consumers.