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Automakers in European Union to Face Tougher Emissions Tests for Diesel Vehicles

Following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, EU member states have agreed to use tests that more closely mirror real road conditions to measure diesel cars' emissions.

Automakers in European Union to Face Tougher Emissions Tests for Diesel Vehicles

The EU Commission says laboratory tests do not accurately reflect the amount of air pollution emitted during real driving conditions. The EU still needs to approve the deal.

Emissions from European cars are on average four times the regulated NOx limit when measured in real-world driving, and CO2 is on average 31 percent over the limit, says Nick Molden, CEO of Emissions Analytics.

If approved by the European Parliament, the new emissions rules will be phased in over a period of four years.

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The EU Commission says laboratory tests do not accurately reflect the amount of air pollution emitted during real driving conditions. The EU still needs to approve the deal.

Emissions from European cars are on average four times the regulated NOx limit when measured in real-world driving, and CO2 is on average 31 percent over the limit, says Nick Molden, CEO of Emissions Analytics.

If approved by the European Parliament, the new emissions rules will be phased in over a period of four years.

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Automakers in European Union to Face Tougher Emissions Tests for Diesel Vehicles