While the German prosecutors are investigating Hyundai and Kia for tampering with emissions, a Greenpeace report was released that found that some models of Hyundai and Kia exceeded the standard by up to 11 times when driving on the road.
Reporter Jang Se-man, an environmental expert, reports.
is the emission data of six Hyundai and Kia models tested by the German automobile authorities and local environmental groups from 2015 to 2018.
In actual road driving, nitrogen oxide, a substance that causes fine dust, was tested, and the Hyundai i20 produced 11 times more than the Euro 6 standard of 80 mg per km.
The rest also exceeded the standard by 4 to 6 times.
In the emission certification test conducted in the laboratory, it passed the standard value, which is a big difference in actual road driving.
[Dr. Frederick / Former Director of Transportation at the German Environment Agency: If the nitrogen oxide standard is 80mg, but if it was high enough to come out 1,000mg (in a real road test), it is clear that there is a program manipulation.
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There are also many opinions that it is difficult to determine the suspicion of manipulation based on the difference between the actual road and indoor certification test emission values.
In early 2016, the year after the Volkswagen incident, governments of various countries investigated diesel cars on the market and found that many car models exceeded the standard when driving on the road, but there were few cases where program manipulation was revealed.
However, there are cases where companies that had no problems at the time were caught and falsified in additional investigations, so it seems that the results of the investigation by the German prosecutors will have to be watched a little more.Keywords: