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According to a recent report from Financial Times, E.U. officials were informed about problems with Volkswagon’s nitrous oxide compliance in February of 2013 – approximately one year after the European Commission made the decision not to provide funding for a full ICCT study of diesel emissions. At the time, Environmental Commissioner Janez Potochik wrote a letter, advising his colleagues that the outdated testing methods and protocols could enable auto manufacturers to skirt regulations: “There are widespread concerns that [automotive] performance has been tailored tightly to compliance with the test cycle in disregard of the dramatic increase in emissions outside that narrow scope.”

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