Vehicle emissions cheats could face UK criminal charges

Car manufacturers supplying vehicles fitted with defeat devices could face criminal charges and unlimited fines under new rules proposed by the UK Government. The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation outlining the crackdown, which includes a new laboratory test procedure (WLTP) for measuring fuel consumption, revised emissions and safety standards for specialist and […]

Carmakers beat 2014 US emission standards

Car manufacturers in the US passed the tougher standards for greenhouse gas emissions last year. They have been met for the third year running, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It states manufacturers are “over complying” with the emission standards by 13 grams of CO2 per mile or around 1.4 miles per gallon. EPA […]

Carmakers challenged on real world emissions

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is challenging carmakers including Volkswagen on real world emissions. It published its correspondence with Volkswagen today regarding the company’s use of ‘defeat devices’ during emissions tests and the impact on UK air quality. It comes after representatives from Volkswagen UK appeared before the Committee last month to discuss the issue. […]