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New blow for Volkswagen as EU's top judges rule Dieselgate 'defeat devices' illegal

By Giulia Bedini
  • 17 Dec 2020 06:54
  • 23 Feb 2021 09:22
Devices used by Volkswagen to reduce emissions during tests for regulatory approval for its diesel-power cars were in breach of EU rules, judges at the bloc's highest court confirmed in a ruling today.

“A manufacturer cannot install a defeat device which systematically improves, during approval procedures, the performance of the vehicle emission

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