EU consults on improvements to car emissions tests

The European Commission is proposing to increase emissions checks of vehicles in circulation as well as testing by independent and accredited third parties

EU Commission faces lawsuit over car emissions test rules

ClientEarth has launched legal action against the European Commission over new car emissions test rules it claims will open up another “dieselgate” scandal. The environmental law group argues the rules will allow car manufacturers to keep their emissions control systems secret from the public. It is attempting to force the car industry to explain to […]

Young Londoners fight pollution

The toxic level of air pollution in London has driven some youngsters to don gas masks and start their own billboard campaign. ELN caught up with a trio of the activists to see what they think needs to change.

EU tightens rules for cleaner cars

The European Commission is proposing stricter rules to ensure car manufacturers comply with all safety, environmental and production requirements. Under the proposals, vehicle testing would be more independent and surveillance of cars already in circulation would be increased. That would mean Member States would have to carry out spot-checks on vehicles already on the market […]

EU agrees on tougher car emissions test

EU Member States have agreed on implementing measures to introduce real driving emissions (RDE) tests for air pollutants. The RDE tests, which will determine whether a new diesel car model is allowed to be put on the market, will run from September 2017. It follows the Volkswagen scandal last month when the car manufacturer admitted it used […]

Volkswagen’s US chief admits falsifying emissions

Volkswagen’s US Chief Executive Michael Horn has admitted the firm falsified car emissions. At an event in New York earlier this week, he told the audience: “Let’s be clear about this, our company was dishonest with the EPA [Environmental Protection Agency] and the California Air Resources Board and with all of you and in my German words […]