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Mercedes May Have Been Caught Using Defeat Devices Again
November 6, 2021
Ryan Erik King

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After reaching a ten-figure settlement with the U.S. federal government last year, Mercedes-Benz is now facing new allegations of skirting diesel emissions regulations. Deutsche Umwelthilfe (Environmental Action Germany), a German environmental and consumer protection non-profit organization, published a report claiming that a diesel-powered 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class model is fitted with eight emissions defeat devices that were not previously known about.

The report claimed when tested the model in question emitted nitrogen oxide at levels 500% over the legal limit, according to Engine + Powertrain Technology International. Six of the eight alleged defeat devices are related to the vehicle’s selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. The SCR system, marketed under the name BlueTEC, is meant to reduce emissions by converting nitrogen oxide to lower its total concentration that leaves the exhaust.

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You can bet a dollar to a donut that some bureaucrat or supergeek will find some magical source of "emissions" (I mean, other than their own, when figuring how to screw legitimate bidnesses and control and hobble the peasantry) be it tire dust, braking regen pollution from unknown sources, or previously-unheard-of battery smells and trails of lost electrons--or perhaps neutrons or protons--dribbled on the the road like a slow bladder leak, as lektriks pass by.

This will quickly become a vehicular plandemic with Emergency Measures! needed to save mankind from his/her/their/its/what's/'omething's own folly. When the makers are all converted to 150% lektrik by 2035 or 2040, some genius will discover how dangerous lektriks are and demand production be stopped! and that safe, sane, reliable, known quantities such as internal combustion vehicles replace them! Vehicles which have a known, secure source of energy that's tried and true, that has been used in relative safety for over a century.
Guaranteed that they'll cook up a way to limit power. No matter what, a fast/sporty or big BEV will require more electricity, they'll figure a way to tax the crap out of it just like they more or less limited ICE engine size. I'm certain Brandon's minions are working on that too.
 
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