German carmakers are scrambling to explain why toxic exhaust tests were performed on monkeys and humans, but it is another public relations disaster with the 'dieselgate' scandal still in the minds of the public.
The tests were requested by a now-defunct organization founded by Volkswagen, Daimler and BMW.
The European Union on Monday urged carmakers to "behave more ethically" and responsibly, following a scandal over diesel emissions, and revelations of diesel exhaust tests on monkeys and humans.
BMW, Daimler and Volkswagen have distanced themselves from the studies or apologized.
BERLIN — When German carmaker Volkswagen acknowledged last year that it was guilty of cheating on diesel emissions tests, the fallout cost the company $25 billion. But the full extent of the company’s willingness to sideline ethics ...