The European Commission has eased, according to a ruling by the EU court in the case of the introduction of new Auto emission tests the limits of the Euro 6 standard to the wrong. This is the judges in Luxembourg decided, in accordance with an action brought by the cities of Paris, Brussels and Madrid. These cities may challenge the limits now and if in doubt, also driving bans for the latest diesel impose cars that have been officially approved.

This industry prevails in the car mobile first, uncertainty about future requirements on cars with petrol and diesel engines. The producers were with the now discarded rules are satisfied. They had reached that cars are allowed to emit in real road transport more NOx than on the test bench.

New limit values should manipulations complicate

the EU had set to-Commission conversion factors. Instead of the Euro-6 regulations prescribed 80 milligrams of nitrogen dioxide per kilometre, the diesel cars for a transitional period, 168 milligrams and then 120 mm in may to launch gram. Previously, there had only been the test bench measurements, whose values were manipulated, many car builders.

The Commission had justified the increased limit values with measurement uncertainties for tests in real road traffic. If the cars are allowed to emit more of the tear gas, it makes the cities harder, the statutory requirements for the air quality to be observed.

The court stated that the regulation proposal of the Commission of 2016 had gone beyond the powers of the EU Executive. In addition, the human rights and other EU laws were violated.

at Least 14 months, nothing will change initially, however, in order to ensure legal security is maintained. So we wish to ensure that it remains a valid limit values.

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