VW Scandal: A Timeline

2014 – True Emission Levels Unveiled The discovery of Volkswagen’s false emissions level was, in fact, uncovered by accident. In 2014, the US NGO International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT) set out to prove modern diesels were clean and would bring down levels of CO2 emission and improve air quality. They partnered with a team …

VW Emissions: The Science

Unclear on the technical issues behind the VW emissions scandal? A number of terms have been used to describe the core problem behind the VW emissions scandal. You’ve probably heard the terms ‘defeat device’ or ‘cheating software’. Both are actually describing a component that’s in all modern cars; the Engine Control Unit (ECU). The ECU …