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Suzuki Motor says it must respond to Dutch emissions probe by mid-February

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The problem I see is that governments ( who don't design cars ) setting fuel and mileage targets that are difficult to attain.

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Car companies know the rules as do the gov regulators, but they all got to cheat, we, joe public are lied to every minute of the day by big biz. Fine them to the max

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If the cars cannot meet the regulations, maybe the designs are unsuitable and the vehicle shouldn't be made available to the public.

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Diesel vehicles last much much longer than gasoline vehicles, which means that, over the usable lifetime, they require far less resources to make, which is good for the environment, but brings in less tax revenue on new cars.

Diesel engines also use far less fuel for the same distance travelled, making them cheaper to run, but this brings in less tax revenue.

What makes good sense in using fewer raw resources to make a vehicle and using less fuel to use it is good for the environment and good to keep cost down. But not good because governments want more money.

This is also why governments want to push electric vehicles so much. Once everyone is moved over, the only way to "fuel up" is by using government controlled electricity generators.

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