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EU cracks down as diesel scandal exposes lax tests country by country

EU cracks down as diesel scandal exposes lax tests country by country

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has led to much greater scrutiny on the methods regulatory agencies use to test vehicle emissions, particularly in Europe. Even before news of Volkswagen's diesel "defeat device" software broke, the European fuel-economy testing cycle was known to be overly optimistic... read more

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2016 Renault Clio RS

Could an EU switch to on-road emission tests allow more pollution?

The Volkswagen diesel scandal convinced European regulators to switch from laboratory emissions testing to tests that involve actual, on-road driving. This could prevent... read more November 8, 2016 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

Emission debate in Europe: should new EU agency test, or each nation?

The Volkswagen diesel scandal has brought increased scrutiny on how new cars are tested for emissions and fuel economy. VW's use of "defeat device" software to cheat on... read more November 7, 2016 by


 
Hyundai ix35 (Tucson) Fuel Cell Paris taxi

India, EU ratify Paris climate agreement: takes effect next month

Last December, representatives form 195 countries met in Paris to negotiate an agreement to address climate change on a global scale. Almost a year later, enough countries... read more October 17, 2016 by


 
2016 BMW M2 production in Leipzig, Germany

German upper house asks EU to ban new gas, diesel car sales by 2030

Last week, the German Federal Council adopted a bipartisan measure that would ban the sale of new vehicles with internal-combustion engines in the country after 2030. While... read more October 11, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Every diesel brand in Europe emits more than VW, says new report

It's been a year since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) revealed that Volkswagen used illegal "defeat device" software that allowed its diesel cars to cheat... read more September 20, 2016 by


 
Renault Zoe electric car on the Outer Hebrides

European electric and plug-in hybrid sales for Jan-June 2016

In the first six months of 2016, only two vehicles are in serious contention for the title of best-selling electric car in Europe. The Nissan Leaf and Renault Zoe traded the... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
Portable Emissions Measurement Systems (PEMS) on a Peugeot 308

EU proposes deep cuts to vehicle emissions, ignores ships, airplanes

European automakers have attacked proposed emissions standards that would place greater restrictions on cars, as well as large commercial vehicles like heavy-duty trucks and... read more August 16, 2016 by


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

EU, consumer groups pressure VW for diesel cheat compensation in Europe

A settlement covering Volkswagen 2.0-liter TDI diesel cars sold in the U.S. with emissions-cheating "defeat device" software recently received preliminary approval from a... read more August 2, 2016 by


 
2017 Peugeot 3008

Europe plans far tighter emission caps for cars, vans after 2021: report

The current set of European Union emissions standards for cars extends to 2021, but regulators are apparently planning a new round of standards to follow. These new standards... read more July 18, 2016 by


 
Volkswagen Budd-e Concept

As VW pledges more electric cars, it supports biofuels as alternative

Are there many different ways to reduce the carbon associated with road vehicles? Or are electric vehicles the best and only viable way to proceed? That's the debate at the... read more April 29, 2016 by


 
2015 Renault Talisman

EU Commission Accepts 'Flawed' Emission Rules For On-Road Testing

The European Commission is set to accept new emissions rules after a protest against their leniency was rejected by lawmakers. Earlier this year, members of the European... read more February 8, 2016 by


 
BMW M3 M Performance exhaust

Euro Parliament Rebuffs Carmakers' Request To Exceed Emission Limits

A provision in proposed European Union emissions regulations that would have allowed carmakers to exceed emissions limits has been rebuffed by members of the European... read more January 5, 2016 by


 
2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI

New Investigations Of Bosch, EU Loans In VW Diesel Emission Scandal

German authorities are turning their attention to supplier Bosch to determine its role in the Volkswagen diesel cheating scandal. Prosecutors in Stuttgart are investigating... read more December 16, 2015 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Golf

VW's European Efficiency Issue: Only 'Slight Deviations' On 9 Cars

Volkswagen said two days ago that an issue involving potentially inaccurate reporting of carbon emissions in cars sold in Europe is "largely concluded." The problem--entirely... read more December 11, 2015 by


 
Smog check

EU Regulators Dilute New Emission Rules To Allow 2.1 Times The Legal Limits Until 2020

The official press release from the European Union sounds as though Wednesday's vote on new emission-testing rules makes it tougher for automakers to cheat as Volkswagen... read more October 30, 2015 by


 

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