OREANDA-NEWS. May 25, 2016. Ever since Volkswagen publicly admitted to willfully deceiving diesel emissions tests using specialized software, world governments have been on a witch-hunt, determined to find other automakers engaging in similar shenanigans. While none have been found just yet -- at Volkswagen's level of deception, at least -- some results are still strange.

Case in point: the testing currently taking place in Germany. KBA, the German federal transportation ministry, tested 53 cars from various automakers in the interest of sniffing out defeat devices. Of that group, Automotive News Europe reports that 30 cars had strangely high carbon-dioxide figures.