About: emissions testing

Transport 04-04-2017

MEPs reject EU road agency in vote for new post-Dieselgate car approval rules

The European Parliament approved tougher rules for the approval of new cars aimed at avoiding a repeat of the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal but rejected amendments calling for a new, centralised EU road agency to oversee emissions testing.
Transport 08-12-2016

Commission takes legal action against seven EU countries over VW scandal

Seven countries have broken EU law for refusing to sanction Volkswagen after it used illegal software to manipulate its vehicles' emissions tests.
Climate change 28-11-2016

EU stalls pledge to carry out independent checks on car emissions

Plans for independent checks of how much pollution new cars emit are being killed off by EU member states, according to leaked documents seen by EURACTIV's partner The Guardian.
Transport 19-09-2016

One year on, Dieselgate is a disturbing warning sign about the EU’s house bank

A year after Volkswagen admitted fiddling its diesel emissions, the European Investment Bank (EIB), whose loans backed the carmaker’s efforts to develop cleaner engines, is still unable to say whether or not public funds were used to rig emissions tests, writes Anna Roggenbuck.
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 02-03-2016

Dieselgate researcher says Commission overhaul won’t bring big change

One of the researchers that put Volkswagen's emissions cheating on the map said the European Commission's proposal to more strictly police the car industry won't deliver 'fundamental change'.
Transport 24-02-2016

Commission car emissions testing won’t have muscle like US watchdog

Commission officials told MEPs in the Environment Committee (ENVI) yesterday (23 February) that the executive doesn't have the resources to police the car industry like the US authorities that caught Volkswagen's emissions cheating last year.
EPA officials met with European Commissions and MEPs last week
Transport 08-02-2016

US ‘Dieselgate’ watchdog met Commission and MEPs head of key emissions vote

Officials from the US environmental watchdog that uncovered the Volkswagen emissions scandal paid a visit to Brussels last week - amid the European Parliament's hot-button vote on real driving emissions.
Transport 03-02-2016

European lawmakers back limited reduction in car emissions

European lawmakers on Wednesday (3 February) backed a compromise deal to reduce car emissions that will still allow vehicles to exceed official pollution limits, defying calls for more radical reform following Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating scandal.
Transport 27-01-2016

Commission wants new powers to police car industry after VW scandal

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.
Transport 25-01-2016

Commission unsure if it can force VW to provide compensation

After the European Commission called for VW to be “fair” in compensating victims of the dieselgate scandal, questions have been raised over its actual capacity to force the German carmaker to do so. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Transport 20-01-2016

Industry Commissioner tells VW to compensate European drivers

European Commissioner for Industry El?bieta Bie?kowska 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. 
Climate change 16-12-2015

VW may have used EU funds illegally

The European Commission's anti-corruption division has opened proceedings against Volkswagen. The company could have used EU funding for illegal research. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Transport 16-11-2015

UK launches inquiry into vehicle type approval after VW scandal

Britain is to launch an inquiry into the system used to approve vehicles, including their emissions levels, in the wake of the diesel engines scandal engulfing Volkswagen.
Trade & Society 13-11-2015

Trusting corporations to be responsible: A failed EU experiment

The Dieselgate scandal is just the latest example of corporations hijacking the Corporate Social Responsibility agenda, Jérôme Chaplier.
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.

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