22 Feb '18, 4pm

EU to tighten type approval rules to prevent another dieselgate

7.12.2017 EU to tighten type approval rules to prevent another dieselgate The newly agreed measures aim to prevent another VW emissions scandal Vehicle testing rules in Europe have been tightened in an attempt to prevent another diesel scandal , after EU regulators have agreed to an overhauled type approval framework. Each member state will be required to check cars circulating on their roads - one for every 40,000 new registrations - independently of where they were approved. This added random element also lessens the effect of potential wrong-doing or loop holes being exploited in one country, before the model is rolled out after testing to all member states, as could happen currently. New powers also include the European Commission the ability to check cars already on the road, to make sure that environmental, and health and safety standards are met, even when the vehic...

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