emissions diesel

Just as the VW scandal broke this week, so too were MEPs reflecting on a reinforcement of the existing legislation on the basis of a proposals from the European Commission.  In the European Commission’s original proposals, the executive had not insisted on a date for so called real world driving (RDE) tests coming into effect.   The European Parliament’s environment committee has now voted to strengthen planned new diesel car emission test rules and have reinforced the text to demand implementation by 2017.