German environmental lobby group DUH published a report today concerning the Renault Espace fitted with the 1.6 dCi engine.

German environmental lobby group DUH published a report today concerning the Renault Espace fitted with the 1.6 dCi engine.

The ongoing Dieselgate saga at the Volkswagen Group is having repercussions on the entire automotive industry as more and more models with diesel engines from various marques are being investigated. The latest example comes from Germany where the environmental lobby group DUH has published a report about a series of tests performed with a Renault Espace powered by the 1.6-liter turbodiesel engine. The results are quite scandalous as the MPV had nitrogen oxide emissions of up to 25 times higher than the current limit mentioned in the Euro 6 regulations.

According to DUH, nine individual measurements were conducted by the University of Applied Sciences in Bern, Switzerland. Eight of them were in the official NEDC test cycle and the other one in DUH’s own test cycle.

DUH’s managing director Jürgen Resch says the reason why the Espace 1.6 dCi was selected is because other tests have shown the model is a lot more harmful to the environment compared to the official numbers provided by Renault.

Let’s not forget the German Environmental Relief (DUH) also says the Zafira 1.6 CDTi doesn’t comply with emissions standards, but Opel conducted its own tests to prove those allegations are “clearly false and unfounded.” As for Renault, the company’s officials have not issued a response so far.

Source: duh.de

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Environmental lobby says Renault Espace 1.6 dCi emissions are up to 25x above limit