8/2/2017, 11:47 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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German carmakers agree to cut diesel emissions

German carmakers reached a deal with politicians to cut harmful emissions by updating software in 5 million diesel vehicles. New engine management software will improve emissions filtering systems and cut nitrogen oxide levels by 25 to 30%, the industry association VDA said.

Carmakers were under pressure to cut back toxic emissions after a diesel emissions scandal exposed cheating to manipulate test readings. The deal between government and Daimler, BMW, Volkswagen and Opel was approved in Berlin.

Car manufacturers are a crucial part of the German economy, providing more than 800,000 jobs. The VDA stressed that the software update would not reduce a car's efficiency or durability and it will target cars in the EU’s Euro-5  category for car emissions and some in Euro-6 category.

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