MEPs in the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) voted yesterday evening (1 February) to support an opinion that could deal a blow to the European Commission's proposed real driving emissions (RDE) tests for diesel cars.
The European Commission today (27 January) proposed a new regulation to overhaul how national authorities approve car types - four months after the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal rocked EU lawmakers.
Forty-five MEPs were voted into the European Parliament's new inquiry committee tasked with uncovering potential failures of EU institutions to disclose information related to the dieselgate emissions scandal.
European Commissioner for Industry Elżbieta Bieńkowska increased the pressure on Volkswagen to compensate European consumers, as it has done for US drivers, for its diesel emissions scandal, potentially adding to a hefty bill.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has decided to put “on hold” any new loan to Volkswagen, after the bank concluded that part of its funds could have been involved in the emission scandal affecting the diesel vehicles.
The European Parliament voted Thursday (17 December) to launch a committee of inquiry into the Volkswagen emissions scandal, with a mandate to investigate the failures of the European Commission and member states to enforce EU legislation.
The European Parliament's Environment Committee voted yesterday evening (14 December) to reject a controversial proposal from the European Commission, and member states, on new emissions testing standards for diesel cars.
The European Commission has finally decided to take Germany to the EU Court of Justice, after Berlin allowed Daimler AG to use a banned refrigerant for the cars’ air-conditioned system and helped the car marker to cheat EU regulations.
Renault's flagship Espace minivan released toxic diesel emissions 25 times over legal limits in a Swiss study, despite complying with EU tests carried out at unrealistically low engine temperatures, a German environmental group said on Tuesday (24 November).
British Airways is the least fuel-efficient of the top 20 airlines travelling between Europe and North America, and the most carbon intensive way for a passenger to cross the Atlantic, the researchers that exposed the Volkswagen scandal today (17 November) said.
The European Commission has written to all 28 European Union member countries urging them to widen their investigations into breaches of vehicle emissions rules after Volkswagen admitted it had understated carbon dioxide levels.
All countries should speed up the adoption of more stringent emissions testing procedures, like the Worldwide Harmonised Light-duty Test Procedure. These provide a benchmark for emissions test under real-world conditions, writes Christian Friis Bach.
The Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal widened Monday (2 November) as US regulators said the German automaker also included illegal "defeat devices" on its larger 3.0 liter diesel engines over the past three years.
European countries reached a compromise deal on new testing rules for cars on Wednesday (28 November) that allows vehicles to carry on emitting more than twice the agreed pollution limits, despite an outcry caused by the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
The pollution-cheating scandal that has engulfed auto giant Volkswagen is turning up the heat on the German government to make more determined headway in its self-declared "electromobility" goals, analysts say.
An estimated annual 'tax gap' subsidy of some €16 billion for diesel over petrol has made Europe the world's largest market for diesel cars - b ut the Volkswagen scandal has put the national tax schemes supporting this industry at risk.
The European Union's top environmental official warned his colleagues that automakers were rigging European emissions tests in 2013, long before the scam was uncovered last month, the Financial Times reported on Sunday (25 October).
Several EU member states including major automaker France will urge Europe's pollution regulator to thoroughly assess the consequences of the Volkswagen emissions scandal, according to a document seen by AFP Monday (19 October).
The dieselgate scandal has sent share prices plummeting and led investors to demand explanations about the role of the 115 lobbyists employed by car manufacturers in Brussels. Journal de l'Environnement reports .