So, in 2023, where is this new VW Diesel engine being delivered to? It only was announced in 2017-2018, and it now has been 5+ years.
The DW (Deutche Welle[Germany World] article references the excess pollution over the prescribed limits as set then, and using the Worldwide death figures.
it combines the two categories of vehicles together, and breaks out the total sum of deaths as being 107,626 and the fraction that is from cars and vans as being 10%, while from trucks and busses it was at 26%.
The actual estimate of EU-28(the 28 countries that comprise the EU) deaths were 28,458 and from USA emissions were 2,982.
from the USA emissions , 3% were attributable to cars and vans, and 34% of the total were from trucks and busses.
This showed how *statistics* can be taken out of context.
Ok, now suppose I accepted that of the 2,982 deaths attributed to NOx pollution in 2015, how many actually were registered as “death by NOx pollution”?
I would speculate that of that lot, none are registered as such, since there are other causes that can give rise to more deaths than excess NOx and PM2.5 emissions.
From the USA’s own statistics department for 2015 ( insert reference)we know that annually approximately 50,000 motorists die each year due to motor vehicle accident(collisions).
So, while I agree, NOx pollution could be reduced, in N.America, that is not such a profound issue, since there are larger sources of causes of death than emissions from motor vehicles.
But, why do we not have available for rent or lease, a network of tow behind range extenders, where the fuel is used to drive a generator, that provides 25-40% of an active trip, of a typical EV car?
There must be some stumbling block that prevents the implementation of auxiliary power sources being hooked into the primary power pack.