According to the BBC Nissan has admitted to falsifying emissions data.
Nissan has pledged there would be a “full and comprehensive investigation”.
It’s the second scandal in recent months for the automaker, which revealed in September that it had allowed unauthorized technicians to test cars.
Editors Note: Over a million vehicles were recalled for the first reinspection.
Why This Matters
This latest announcement continues a series of poor coverage for the industry over emissions data, as Volkswagen lost over $30 billion over similar scandals earlier in the year.
This is extremely interesting when it comes to Canadian national interests as it shows that foreign businesses are by no means making environmentally safe choices.
For years activists have relentlessly screamed that it would be to our benefit to limit our production of oil and manufactured goods, seemingly assuming that foreign buyers producing these goods will be better for the environment.
Today it is becoming obvious that these goods will be produced regardless of who decides to do it, what matters is the process which is undertaken.
In Canada, we can produce manufactured products and oil-based resources at standards that are leaps and bounds above the countries we import from.
Not only do our employees get a fair wage, they work in a clean safe environment, and produce goods with minimized emissions.
Perhaps it’s time we woke up from our idealistic attitudes towards the environment and trade, and once again began to support production within our own borders where standards including the environment and workers rights can actually be taken care of?
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