The science behind the Volkswagen emissions scandal

  title={The science behind the Volkswagen emissions scandal},
  author={Quirin Schiermeier},
Debacle has wide-ranging implications, but many already knew that diesel emissions tests were problematic. 

Climate effects of non-compliant Volkswagen diesel cars

On-road operations of Volkswagen light-duty diesel vehicles equipped with defeat devices cause emissions of NOx up to 40 times above emission standards. Higher on-road NOx emissions are a widespread

The Value of Stakeholder Theory: The Volkswagen Emission Debacle

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Thou shalt not bear false witness against your customers: Cultural norms and the Volkswagen scandal

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Strong Temperature Dependence for Light-Duty Diesel Vehicle NOx Emissions

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Evaluation of equivalent black carbon (EBC) source appointment using observations from Switzerland between 2008 and 2018

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Using green infrastructure to improve urban air quality (GI4AQ)

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On-road emissions of light-duty vehicles in europe.

The first comprehensive on-road emissions test of light-duty vehicles with state-of-the-art Portable Emission Measurement Systems finds that nitrogen oxides emissions of gasoline vehicles as well as carbon monoxide and total hydrocarbon emissions of both diesel and gasoline vehicles generally remain below the respective emission limits.