The same goes to the toxic carcinogenic emissions and not only in the U.S. - this corruption is without borders or party limits and has spread world-wide. I am not surprised, unfortunately. Do you know who still holds the majority of lithium batteries patents? Exxon. What I am surprised is that even after Volkswagen scandal autos have guts to lobby … to increase toxic emissions standards as nobody can really meet them in a real driving conditions tests! Where is your outrage? When will you stop buying that rubbish? To pay yourself to poison your kids with cancer hazard pollution is quite stupid after all.
"London smog: 'We spend billions per year on tests in a lab. Useless … We want to clean up the environment, not the labs' (Photo: stu mayhem)" - euobserver.
No surprises, here for me unfortunately. Peter Teffer reports straight from the heart of "EU Capital" in Brussels:
"Volkswagen is not the only car company that used illegal devices to cheat emissions tests, said Axel Friedrich, a German emissions testing expert who is a co-founder of the NGO that notified US authorities something was wrong with VW's test results."You will see tomorrow night on German television the next case", Friedrich said on Wednesday (21 October) in the European Parliament."It's not only diesel, it's also gasoline. The whole system is corrupt", he added."
WHO: DieselGate Is A Cancer Problem - Auto Industry Calls "Not To Jeopardise Diesel As One Of Its Key Pillars."
"Exhaust from diesel engines contributes to air pollution and is a cancer hazard to humans," said Dr. Kurt Straif. Forbes.
Dear Mr Erik Jonnaert, Secretary General of UN, sorry … of ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association), please be careful, couple of NRs like this one and those "pillars" can hit you on the head very hard! "Clean Diesel" Dream is dead, unfortunately with thousands of people killed by it. It is time to move on, not just to pretend that autos are changing, but embrace that change for real. I love all those articles now how Volkswagen moves so fast into electric cars space. I would like to believe it, but why are they signing this NR asking for delay in emissions standards implementation and lobbying in EU for The Toxic Emissions Limits to be INCREASED? On behalf of all what is left of the brain-healthy population, I tell you that we will not buy all that killing us last century oil thirsty rubbish any more. My dear girls and boys, please, do not let me down here and stay for a bit to find out why I am breaking into this smoking party here.
I can understand Auto-makers very well: they have invested Billions in the "Clean Diesel" scam and related technology. Can you imaging for them to admit now that all those plants, equipment, all that already produced cancer hazard spitting rubbish is a total waste? They do not care about you or your kids for real: just read the News Release from ACEA below. But shareholders are the different story: they will tear them apart. This is where the real worry comes and this is where is your power. All that rubbish has to be sold to somebody. I do hope that not to you any more. Just do this one thing: do not buy it - the rest we will do for you and your kids, there is the solution.
Mass media is very slow to react to this scandal, but how could they? Auto sector must be one of the largest advertisers for the mass media. There are reports that the first thing Volkswagen did was, no not EV announcements there ones came later, but their Ad Agency has threatened to pull out all advertisement from the papers reporting on Volkswagen scandal. Advertisement is going on-line now where "They" are censoring you once you start talking about the real things. By the way, I cannot really read that article on the link above on Forbes, I found it in another place and the WHO report is below for your kind attention.
So girls and boys it is all up to us. Will you allow "Them" just to take over your iPhoneor Twitter account or can they mess up with all your life? That report from WHO "Diesel Engine Exhaust Carcinogenic" is … from 2012! All we have to do now is just not to allow this BS happen around us any more, technology is here to help us. Educate yourself and help to educate others. Donate your RT, do not suffer in silence. Everybody who is still talking about more pollution coming from Electric Cars, please, do not bother - enjoy the fumes, apparently brain damage from the air pollution is the very serious issue as well now.
International Agency for Research on Cancer
World Health Organisation.
DieselGate: Auto Industry Calls For More Time To Properly Poison Our Kids With Increased Deadly Emissions.
Erik Jonnaert, ACEA Secretary General
After all sorry, apologies and our dreams about Good Uncles all come together and push for clean air for all of us we have the answer from European Automobile Manufacturers' Association to all my questions yesterday. It begins, European Auto Industry is lobbying not for electric cars, but for more time to poison us all properly with increased levels of toxic emissions. Have you heard about ENRON? Yes, these guys are even smarter: they are auditing their emissions themselves and paying money to EU in order not to have a proper limits on toxic emissions which are carcinogenic and your kids are breathing it. Can somebody tell ACEA about Electric Cars, please? Will we blow our chance to push them to come Clean again?
“We are fully aligned with the need to better measure the emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) from diesel cars and vans under normal driving conditions,” stated Erik Jonnaert, ACEA Secretary General. “However, it is important to proceed in a way which allows manufacturers to plan and implement the necessary changes, without jeopardising the role of diesel as one of the key pillars for fulfilling future CO2 targets.”
Translation: "Nobody In Auto Industry Can Meet The Toxic Emissions Standards Even After We Have Spent Millions To Lobby All Possible Politicians In Order Not To Make It."
ACEA represents the 15 Europe-based car, van, truck and bus manufacturers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ford of Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, IVECO, Jaguar Land Rover, Opel Group, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group.
Few links for Mr Erik Jonnaert and other Good Uncles in the boardrooms. RT, please, maybe they do not know it, maybe some of them can still read and will think about their own grandchildren.
The Statistics About Diesel Are Crystal Clear. It’s Deadly … Automakers Asking About 70% Emissions Increase.
BBC On DieselGate: Air Pollution Second Only To Active Smoking - The 'Invisible Killer' Of The Air On Our Streets.
DieselGate: They ALL Are Here - Volkswagen, Ford, Mercedes, BMW, Mazda, Honda, Mitsubishi Break Emissions Limits.
Tesla argues the auto lobby effectively delayed fuel economy improvements in the U.S. by about 20 years
On Thursday, California’s Air Resources Board had a meeting and status update on the state’s ‘Zero Emission Vehicle’ (ZEV) program where industry actors expressed their views on the clean vehicle market and the ZEV credit mandate. During a presentation to the board, Tesla’s Vice President of Business Development Diarmuid O’Connell argued that lobbying efforts from automakers effectively delayed fuel economy in the U.S. by about 20 years.
He added that the automotive industry used similar lobbying tactics to delay the commercialization of Zero Emission Vehicles. He said the effort delayed the state of California’s initial 1998 goal of 2% market penetration by 16 years – Zero Emission vehicles only reached 2% of the market in 2014.
The Tesla executive supported his claims with the following charts:
Pictures by EV advocate Chelsea Sexton
Tesla’s presentation comes just a few weeks after Governor Jerry Brown announced that California Democratic lawmakers abandoned the drastic fuel economy provision from the Clean Energy and Pollution Reduction Act, which Senate Democratic Leader Kevin De Leon attributed to pressure from a lobbying effort from the oil industry:
“We could not cut through the multi-million dollar smoke screen created by a single interest group with a singular motive and a bottomless war chest”
Consumer Watchdog said the oil industry’s campaign contained “fraudulent information” and asked the California Attorney General to investigate the lobbying group.
Going back to Tesla’s presentation, O’Connell referred to the current state of the ZEV mandate as “fundamentally too weak”.
The executive argued that under the current requirements, the state of California would only require to add 42,000 ZEVs in 2025, while Tesla plans to deliver alone over 40,000 vehicles per year in the state by 2020.
He added that Tesla recommends a quadrupling of the current requirements. O’Connell highlighted that charging infrastructure can also help and that the state should focus on incentives for businesses to add charging options.
Tesla’s Vice President said that to lead in the mass adoption of electric vehicles, we should look at Norway, where he said incentives give back to buyers “about 50%” of the value of the vehicle.
Over 20% of new car sales are electric in Norway. The country is transitioning its fleet to electric faster than any country on earth.
You can watch O’Connell’s complete presentation here:
…and the whole 5+ hour California EPA Air Resources board meeting here: