The Commission has taken the automotive world a little by surprise by launching a new consultation on Euro-5 emissions standards.
The European Commission has begun a public consultation on their proposed 'Euro 5' emissions standard for passenger cars. The deadline for submissions sent by email is 9 September 2005. More information can be found on the Commission website.
The decision by the German car maker Daimler Chrysler to do field trials of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) looks set to be a breakthrough in the battle to reduce nitrogen oxides emissions from diesel cars.
A court in Stuttgart has sided with two citizens who claimed the city authority had failed in its legal obligations by not taking action to improve air quality.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]T&E and joint-NGO response to the public consultation on the Automotive Regulatory Framework of the Next 10 Years (Cars 21). For further information, please see the European Commission website.
More evidence is emerging of cities exceeding pollution limits that are meant to last for a year under EU clean air legislation that came into effect in January.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]This letter to European Environment Ministers was sent as input to the discussion on Sustainable Mobility scheduled for the Council meeting on 14th October 2004. It was sent jointly by T&E and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB).
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Four-page briefing document on the stricter emission limits for vehicle engines that the European Commission is expected to draft in 2005. ** Update 09/2005 ** T&E has published a new position paper on EURO 5 in response to a European Commission Public Consultation launched Summer 2005.
[mailchimp_signup][/mailchimp_signup]Cycle Beating and the EU Test Cycle for Cars. By Per Kågeson, November 1998