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The European Commission has previewed a new legislation on developing safer, cleaner vehicles

The legislation will raise the quality level and independence of type-approval testing for vehicles, and ensure that those models which fail testing under real driving conditions will not be allowed to be placed on the European market

  • May 16, 2018 20:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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The European Commission has previewed its new legislation on developing safer, cleaner vehicles, following its adoption by the European Parliament. Developing safer, cleaner vehicles is a priority for the European Commission, particularly in light of the targets set as part of the EU’s commitments to the Paris Climate Agreement. Transport represents almost 20% of the EU’s carbon dioxide emissions, and developing smarter and more efficient vehicles is part of a suite of measures to address this.

The commission will regularly and independently audit the technical services designed to test new car models, to ensure they meet stringent performance criteria. Further, the legislation will establish accreditation bodies in each member state to assess and certify technical services. The legislation, which is expected to enter into force in 2020, will raise the quality level and independence of type-approval testing for vehicles, and ensure that those models which fail testing under real driving conditions will not be allowed to be placed on the European market.

Source: Government Europa



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