The final frontier in Germany's great energy disruption
Dieselgate, carbon taxes and the question of batteries
In early 2014 a small group of researchers from the relatively low-profile West Virginia University in the US discovered something that would go on to become arguably the greatest recent scandal in automotive history. They attached a mobile emission testing system to two Volkswagen cars that. Which is common enough practice in the sector. But what the WVU researchers did differently was to run these machines while the cars were in motion. This is quite unlike standard emission testing methods, which take place when the automobile is stationary.