Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

VW Urged to End Diesel Sales after Alleged Tests on Monkeys

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

VW Urged to End Diesel Sales after Alleged Tests on Monkeys

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GREENPEACE is calling on Volkswagen to end diesel sales, following allegations that the carmaker tested its emissions on monkeys. The environmental campaign group says the German brand needs to ditch the fuel and switch to "cleaner, reliable electric".

Their comments come in the wake of a report by the New York Times that a research group funded by car companies exposed monkeys to diesel exhaust fumes from a late model Volkswagen, while another group was exposed to fumes from an older Ford pick-up truck.

The experiments were carried out in 2014, before Volkswagen was caught using software that let vehicles cheat on vehicle emissions. The tests were intended to show modern diesel technology had solved the problem of excess emissions.

According to the publication, 10 monkeys were locked into airtight chambers for each test and given cartoons to watch. …

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