The European Commission has started the regulatory work aimed at setting the next stage of type–approval requirements for vehicles with regard to emissions, it will be known as Euro 7/VII.
EU environment ministers have said current air quality rules are fit for purpose, but more needs to be done to ensure standards are met.
Average CO2 emissions from new cars were 118.5g/km in 2017, an increase of 0.4% compared to 2016.
European Court of Justice (ECJ) had ruled allowing vehicles to emit more than double the emission limit for NOx – the so-called conformity factor – was illegal.
The European Court of Justice says that the European Commission had no power to weaken emissions limits for on-the-road tests.
European Commission says car manufacturers may be attempting to ‘cheat’ new vehicle emissions tests in a bid to ‘manipulate’ future targets imposed by the EU.
High-tech safety features, which the European Commission (EC) wants to see fitted as standard on cars and vans, could add hundreds of pounds to list prices.
European Commission announces road safety measures, including mandating autonomous emergency braking (AEB), built in breathalysers and drowsiness detection.
The European Commission says it will refer the UK to the Court of Justice of the European Union for its failure to address air pollution.
The European Commission has published data showing that deaths on EU roads fell by 2% last year, following a similar decrease in 2016 and a 1% increase in 2015.
‘Real-world’ emissions conversion tool, which changes a new WLTP value into an NEDC figure for tax purposes, increases CO2 values by 10% or between 10-15g/km on average.
The ACEA will work with its members to assess the European Commission’s second mobility package before continue to engage with the EU institutions on this dossier.
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