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Air Quality 23-08-2018

Germany blocks ‘Dieselgate’ investigation in France

Three French investigative judges have complained about the lack of collaboration from the German judiciary in the ‘Dieselgate’ file. Germany meanwhile alleged possible disruptions of its own investigation. An article from our partner Ouest-France.
Economy & Jobs 02-07-2018

EU ready to start trade war if US hits European cars

The EU has threatened the US with countermeasures worth $294 billion if the Trump administration imposes further tariffs on European cars as a result of the ongoing investigation into whether they pose a possible threat to national security.
Economy & Jobs 26-06-2018

EU likely to impose safeguard measures on steel imports by mid-July

As the trade war with the US escalates, the EU is considering imposing provisional safeguard measures on steel imports, Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström told the press on Tuesday (26 June).
Climate change 31-10-2017

New EU car CO2 limits in danger amid German automaker lobbying

While the Dieselgate scandal still roars on, the European Union may be about to water down new CO2 limits for cars at the behest of German automakers.

Eurogas chief: Gas can be renewable energy, too

The mobility sector will be a mix of electric- and gas-fuelled vehicles, Eurogas President Klaus Schäfer told EURACTIV Slovakia.
Transport 25-10-2016

Petrol cars allowed to exceed pollution limits by 50% under draft EU laws

New European cars with petrol engines will be allowed to overshoot a limit on toxic particulates emissions by 50% under a draft EU regulation backed by the UK and most other EU states. Our partner The Guardian reports.
Transport 16-09-2016

Transport emissions: Progress in the slow lane

I crashed my car the other day: mounted the curb, hit a rock, bent a wheel, rolled noisily to a nearby garage. The experience was a wake-up call. The European Commission's approach to reducing road transport emissions could do with a similar shock, writes Chris Davies.
Transport 10-06-2016

US regulator: Only an EU supervisor can stop another Dieselgate

Only a central European agency with the resources and power to test cars and trucks will prevent another Dieselgate scandal, the US Environmental Protection Agency director behind the enforcement system that snared Volkswagen has said.

Commission takes Germany to court over Daimler refrigerant

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.
Climate change 06-11-2015

Dieselgate: We still need better lab tests

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.
Transport 06-10-2015

European Parliament calls for inquiry into Volkswagen scandal

The presidents of four parliamentary committees have asked the European Commission to open an inquiry into the Volkswagen emissions scandal. EURACTIV France reports
Audi admitted 2.1 million of its cars contained software that enabled the company to cheat on emissions reporting
Transport 28-09-2015

VW’s Audi says 2.1 million cars fitted with emission-cheating software

Volkswagen's top-of-the-range automaker Audi said on Monday (28 September) that 2.1 million of its diesel cars worldwide are fitted with the sophisticated software enabling them to cheat emission tests.
Transport 25-09-2015

German MEPs oppose stricter car emissions tests

German MEPs were the only delegation to oppose the strengthening of vehicle emissions standards in a recent European Parliament vote. EURACTIV France reports
Transport 17-09-2015

Pro-EU carmakers say plants not at risk from ‘Brexit’

Britain's foreign-owned carmakers, strong supporters of the open markets created by its membership of the European Union, would not shut their plants were the country to leave the bloc, though future investment could be at risk, executives have said.
Transport 10-09-2015

Transport in the ETS? Still not a good idea

Car makers will not invest in low carbon technology while polluting is cheap. Strict emissions standards are the only way to decarbonise road transport and stimulate a modal shift, argues William Todts.
Transport 15-06-2015

Fuel efficiency standards benefit economy and environment, NGO claims

Ambitious new vehicle emissions targets could save European drivers €350 per year, and pay back the cost of the technology within three years, according to a new study by Transport & Environment, a green campaign group.