News Digest Item
12 Dec 2018

“Car manufacturers permitted to keep fiddling with exhaust values”

Die Welt

Europe’s car industry will be able to continue using exhaust emission systems for which exceeding the exhaust values is in many cases permitted, Nikolaus Doll writes in Die Welt. The German government has failed to have the part of an EU regulation (Article 5 in regulation 715/2007) altered to limit the issue, according to the paper’s sources. The government wanted to achieve that less exceptions for turning off the emission cleaning systems (with so called defeat devices) would be allowed in European cars, the articles says. But industry commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska has rejected the German idea, saying that Article 5 was phrased clear enough, it just needed to be applied correctly.

Read the article in German here.

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