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How 'Dieselgate' May Become a Tipping Point in the Global EV Race

On the face of it, the revelation that 500,000 VW cars in the United States were designed to cheat on diesel emissions testing doesn't seem like good news for air quality. And, sadly, it seems VW was not the only culprit -- a new study by Transport and Environment shows that nearly every European automaker has cheated on the diesel emission requirements. But since 2015, when Volkswagen admitted to using a "defeat device" to circumvent US emissions regulations, a remarkable series of events has rapidly pushed electric vehicle (EV) technology to the fore in Europe.
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