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Greg Archer, clean vehicles manager at Transport & Environment, said: “This call from investors shows how essential a robust emissions testing framework is for European business as well as drivers and the environment. The systematic manipulation of current tests can only be stopped by establishing an independent European body to ensure tests are robust and new cars generate similar emissions on the road to those tested in laboratories.
“This step will help to re-establish faith in the European automotive industry and regulations that have been totally undermined by the drip-drip of recent disclosures.”