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Old 05.09.2017, 16:03
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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Partly true.

But as we have seen, even if the government says your car must be this and this efficient, the manufacturers produce a software hack that helps them pass the test without actually being that efficient. Strange that it took a test lab to catch that one, and that all the tens of thousands of drivers who fill their cars regularly never noticed they weren't getting the fuel efficiency they payed for.

Consumers are ultimately clueless and the statistics manufacturers produce cannot easily be translated into verifiable facts. In my view labelling criteria need to revised to reflect something consumers can actually see and relate to.
You're mixing fuel efficiency (which consumers should notice but often don't) with the emissions issue (which consumers can't reasonably measure for themselves). However the principal isn't too wrong...
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