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Default Did VW use diesel-breathing monkeys in experiment? NYT report says yes

According to a report in the New York Times, Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW funded a study to determine if diesel fumes were carcinogenic. The study was seeking an answer to World Health Organization claims that diesel emissions did cause cancer. The automakers backed away from the report.

In the last couple of years, diesel engines haven't done Volkswagen much good, have they? First, the automaker developed the EA188 turbomotor in 2004, a great concept, but more than a little short on practicality. It couldn't meet nitrous oxide emissions standards in the U.S. planned for 2008.

The engine was supposed to use "BlueTec," the urea formaldehyde doping agent developed by BMW to control nitrous oxide emissions. All of the parts included in VW engineering's design for vehicles that were to use the EA188, but, the Tec reservoirs and such were just not big enough to be any good.

Not enough doping agent for every automaker

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