Jan 30, 2018

Volkswagen takes responsibility for exhaust tests on monkeys

Volkswagen has taken responsibility for diesel emissions tests on humans and monkeys amid mounting fury. VW chief executive Matthias Mueller said the German car maker had "Taken first consequences" for the tests. German shock at car exhaust tests on humans and monkeys. The exhaust fume tests were carried out by EUGT, a now disbanded body that had been funded by VW as well as rivals Daimler, which owns Mercedes Benz, and BMW. Last week the New York Times reported that EUGT had exposed 10 monkeys to fumes - in an air-tight chamber - from several cars, including a diesel VW Beetle, at a lab in Albuquerque. The controversy follows a scandal over software that falsified diesel exhaust data for Volkswagen cars.

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