Drive Wire for July 19, 2016: VW’s Fixed Diesels Still Won’t Be Clean Enough

Carmaker will be forced to pay billions to environmental causes to make up for the discrepancy.

On today’s edition of Drive Wire, The Drive discusses the news that Volkswagen’s dirty diesel-powered cars still will not be clean enough to conform to U.S. emissions regulations even after the carmaker implements its fix for the vehicles. VW will be reducing the emissions levels of affected cars as part of its efforts to atone for its Dieselgate sins, but even those improvements will not be enough to bring the hundreds of thousands of diesel-powered automobiles down to legal limits. As such, Volkswagen has marked off billions of dollars for environmental causes, in order to make up for the discrepancy between where the emissions levels will be and where they should be. Check out the video for more info.