Everything You Need to Know about the Vauxhall Diesel Claim

Everything You Need to Know about the Vauxhall Diesel Claim

British carmaker Vauxhall, which is now a part of global mobility player Stellantis, has been in the automobile industry since 1903. It is known as Great Britain’s oldest surviving vehicle brand. Today, Vauxhall is in the news for an entirely different reason – its involvement in the controversial Dieselgate emissions scandal.

After the KBA (German Federal Motor Transport Authority) allegedly found defeat devices in Vauxhall cars in October 2018, authorities in the UK also discovered illegal cheat devices in thousands of the carmakers’ diesel vehicles.

Over a million car owners in the UK may be affected and can therefore receive compensation amounting to thousands. The Vauxhall emissions claim may be equivalent to about 75% of the vehicle’s original purchase value. The specific compensation amount, however, depends on the circumstances of the case.

While the carmaker denied all the allegations, they have recalled about 500,000 affected vehicles in Great Britain. Over a 10-year period, it is estimated that approximately 600,000 Vauxhall vehicles may have been equipped with the cheat device.

Vehicles that were manufactured between the years 2009 and 2020 are said to be affected by the defeat devices.

Why are defeat devices bad?

A defeat device is a mechanism programmed …

Everything You Need to Know about the Vauxhall Diesel Claim Read More
Shell Directors Sued Due to Flawed Climate Strategy

Shell Directors Sued Due to Flawed Climate Strategy

With the repercussions of the 2015 Dieselgate scandal still hounding carmakers and drivers, authorities are constantly watching out for companies or brands that they can add to the lengthy list of diesel emissions violators. Just recently, oil giant Shell was thrust into the spotlight after an environmental law charity alleged that the company’s directors breached the Companies Act regarding the Paris Agreement for climate strategy. 

Shell’s climate transition strategy is described as flawed as it puts the company at risk. While the rest of the world transitions to clean energy, the oil giant still has fossil fuel projects. This not only puts Shell’s future in danger but it would be a waste of money for their investors as well. 

Despite enjoying significant profits (totalling billions), Shell is walking on a thin line because of the continuous increase of climate and emissions-related litigation cases throughout the world. This has resulted in several regulatory and legal issues, including an order from a Dutch court to reduce gas and oil emissions by at least 45% before or by the year 2030. There is also an allegation that Shell lied about its green energy investment. 

As such, even if the oil giant is collecting …

Shell Directors Sued Due to Flawed Climate Strategy Read More