This investigation presents the findings of multiple studies and analyses focusing on the impact of diesel car emissions on premature deaths and air pollution in Europe. It reveals that approximately 10,000 people die prematurely each year due to diesel car emissions exceeding legal limits. The study compares death rates in different European countries: Italy, Germany, France, and the UK are the most affected.
The investigation emphasizes transportation as the largest source of air pollution, contributing to 425,000 premature deaths in Europe in 2015. Additionally, it discusses the social costs of road transport pollution and the challenges faced by specific countries in addressing the Dieselgate scandal and adopting renewable energy sources. Urgent policy actions are needed to reduce air pollution and improve public health.