We cant say it’s a shock, there was already plenty of suspicions regarding whether or not the Volkswagens in Europe are in the same boat as those in the UK. Well now we can confirm that they are thanks to a confession from Volkswagen, who at this point are probably thinking it is best to just come clean before someone else exposes them from the outside (maybe some of the other manufacturers could learn from this).

Germany’s transport minister, Alexander Dobrindt said: “We have been informed that also in Europe, vehicles with 1.6 and 2.0-litre diesel engines are affected by the manipulations that are being talked about.”

What we don’t quite understand is why it is some engines and not others? Surely if they could report real stats on some of their cleaner engines that means they had the technology to achieve those stats without cheating? The level of deception at work is quite incredible, over the last few years the emissions a car produces has become more and more of a priority when it comes to picking a car, one of the main reasons I bought my second hand Citroen DS5 is because of the low emissions that it claimed, obviously real world levels weren’t quite as good as the advertised figures, but I guess we’ve learnt to accept being mislead a little. Yet if I found Citroen had deceived me on a level similar to Volkswagen I would absolutely flip.

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Tesla have opened up a factory in Europe which will be used to create the Model S. If you don’t know anything about Tesla or the Tesla Model S, then you may wish to find a little bit out, for we imagine that in the near future they will be the manufacturer that will drive us in to the future. The brand was created by one Elon Musk, and is centered around the idea that you can have luxurious, desirable and powerful cars that run on clean energy. Electric doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to drive something weird like the Renault Twizy or a second hand Toyota Prius+.

The factory itself is also going to be pretty impressive, and it is a first for Europe not just in the it is Tesla but because it will be the first manufacturing facility that will house an indoor test track which will be 750 meters in length which is just under half a mile. This track will be used to test all sorts, including ride quality and autonomous driving systems that Tesla are working on in their new models. In terms of actually manufacturing the factory will be used for installing the battery pack, power train and rear axle, furthermore it will be used to install each car’s first firmware upload. Some manufacturers respect the planet and air we breath about as much as a second hand Isuzu Rodeo, Tesla are not one of these, they aren’t sucking the fun out of driving either, they even have a ‘ludicrous’ mode in some models.

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