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  • For member states, Dieselgate never happened

    It has been more than a year since the European Commission presented its type approval proposals (or TAFR) to reform the current system of vehicles testing following the Dieselgate scandal. Following extensive consideration by the European Parliament and Council of Ministers, the final negotiations to agree the changes are imminent. The Parliament voted its position on 4 April; the Council is expected to agree most technical details at a working group meeting on the 26 and 27 April and reach a final agreement at the Competitiveness Council on 29 May.

    But as member states also hammer out their final position, clear battle lines are being drawn between those seeking to reform the discredited system of car approval and those seeking to retain the status quo. This briefing (which can be downloaded below) and infographic summarise the key position differences between the Parliament and national governments.