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Volkswagen Scandal: how can we make our cars cleaner?

We need to test emissions more rigorously

By Jessica Shankleman  

Volkswagen diesels are shown behind a security fence on a storage lot near a VW dealership in Salt Lake City. © AP Photo/Rick Bowmer

Around 11m owners of Volkswagen’s diesel-engined cars this week discovered that when they drive to work, take their children to school or make a road trip they may be emitting more harmful pollutants than they were led to believe.

According to the US Environmental Protection Agency,…

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