LeftieBiker wrote:Yes, they were fools to believe VW and Mercedes. Obviously we shouldn't believe anything they say, and should shun them.
Europeans were led to believe by their governments, and many such people still believe despite dieselgate, that diesel is still a better fuel than gasoline due to the lower C02 emissions of such engines. Europe's emission laws, and vehicle taxation schemes, use CO2 emissions, and not NOx or even fuel economy, as their basis. That's different from North America where NOx (which causes the lung irritation and visual pollution we closely associate with smoggy days) is more the primary factor for emission regulation, and CAFE rules are MPG-based.
Where diesels are inferior to gasoline engines without massive amounts of technology are emissions of NOx and particulates (aka "diesel smoke"). VW couldn't meet EPA/CARB rules on NOx without severe sacrifices in performance, and this is where they resorted to cheating.https://longtailpipe.com/2015/10/02/dif ... ieselgate/
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Blue Ocean 2012 Leaf SV, lost that 1st bar on 11/21/2015 at 26,435 miles.
Lease returned on 12/23/2015. Final LeafStat figures: 225 Gids, 17.44 kWH, SOC 91.89%, SOH 82.36%, 69.49% HX, 54.57 Ahr, battery temp 61.8 F
Now driving a 2015 VW eGolf SEL