The Public Health Legacy of Dieselgate

The Dieselgate scandal rocked the car industry in 2015 when carmakers were caught cheating vehicle emissions tests. Seven years later, very little has changed.    There are still an estimated 8.5 million vehicles on UK roads that pollute several times above the legal limit. These vehicles are not limited to one manufacturer or a few models […]

Government delay on ‘Dieselgate’ linked to thousands of deaths

Dieselgate

By failing to act quickly and decisively on the Dieselgate scandal, the UK government is failing to break the link between air pollution and thousands of preventable deaths. That’s what a coalition of clean air experts claimed this Clean Air Day, 16 June 2022. Dieselgate research Millions of vehicles were fitted with ‘defeat devices’ to […]

£193million payment to Volkswagen drivers agreed in UK settlement

PGMBM has announced today an out of court settlement agreement on behalf of our Claimants with the Volkswagen Group in the Volkswagen NOx Emissions Group Litigation.  The Volkswagen Group have made a payment totalling £193million to circa 91,000 Claimants in the action.   The Volkswagen Group The claims first became public in 2015 in respect of […]

Dieselgate scandal: Five years on – Why the fight for clean air is not over

PGMBM hosted an online panel event on 9 February 2022, which centred on the ongoing impact of the Dieselgate scandal in the UK and the continuing impact on the environment and public health.    Neil Parish MP, Chair of the UK Parliament’s Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee, was a part of the panel for the […]

Agreement near conclusion in US Fiat Chrysler emissions fraud investigation

Fiat Chrysler

An agreement to plead guilty to criminal conduct is near completion in the US emissions fraud investigation against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA).   Reuters claim that the ‘agreement’ could see financial penalties totalling between $250 million and $300 million.  The deal surrounds Ram pickup trucks and Jeep sport-utility vehicles that were first manufactured between 2014 and 2016. These vehicles allegedly used emissions cheating technology to escape emissions […]

Dieselgate: The VZBZ File Lawsuit Against Mercedes Owners Daimler

Germany’s largest consumer protection group has filed a lawsuit against Daimler to help Mercedes owners get redress over the Dieselgate scandal.  If successful, the lawsuit will set a precedent that would allow Mercedes GLC and GLK car owners to gain compensation over software allegedly used to trick emissions tests in the diesel emissions scandal.  According […]

Peugeot And Renault Charged With Diesel Emissions Fraud

Prosecutors in France have charged both Peugeot and Renault over claims they cheated emissions testing in many of their diesel vehicles.   Senior managers were accused of deceit for using ‘fraudulent strategies’ and committing emissions fraud by falsifying emissions test results and cheating emissions laws, especially in vehicles sold between 2009 and 2015.   Renault charges Renault has been ordered to pay €20million (£17.2 million) in […]

Parents Concerned But Clueless About Fatal Air Pollution Risks, Survey Finds

More than 94% of parents underestimate the fatal impact of air pollution in the UK, new research has revealed.[1] While three-quarters of parents (73%) said they were concerned about the effect of air pollution on their children’s health, the study showed that 60% don’t know if they live in a high or low pollution area […]

Why Is It Important To Hold Vehicle Manufacturers Accountable For The Dieselgate Scandal?

Dieselgate

In 2020, PGMBM launched the My Diesel Claim campaign to hold vehicle manufacturers accountable for their role in the Dieselgate scandal and to make sure that drivers receive suitable compensation for their losses.   One of the questions that we are most frequently asked about is why the case is so important to us and why we are so eager to get people to sign up. Our answer […]

Coroner Calls For Law Change After Air Pollution Causes Death Of Young Girl

Air pollution

Four months after an inquest concluded that air pollution was the cause of death for six-year-old Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, a coroner has called on the UK government to change air pollution law.    Coroner Phillip Barlow, who led the original inquest into Ella’s death in December 2020, has called for national pollution limits to be reduced. He says […]