The EU gained new powers Thursday to spot-check vehicles and fine automakers under tougher rules agreed after the Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal. The European Commission, the European Parliament and the 28 member states of the European Council said they reached agreement to tighten the rules "for safer and cleaner cars" following nearly two years of negotiations. "I welcome that the key elements of our proposal have been upheld, including real EU oversight and enforcement powers," said Elzbieta Bienkowska, the European commissioner for industry.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A tougher European testing regime following Volkswagen's emissions test cheating scandal could mean new small diesel car models are modified or withdrawn, the European auto lobby said on Wednesday.
Volkswagen and U.S. environmental regulators announced agreement Thursday on a plan for the German automaker to fix most of the diesel cars involved in an emissions cheating scandal.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU negotiators agreed new rules on Thursday that give Brussels the power to check up on national car approval authorities and set targets for emission checks in the aftermath of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
Carmakers in the European Union will soon face tougher emissions tests for diesel vehicles. Following the Volkswagen emissions scandal, EU member states yesterday agreed to use tests that more closely mirror real road conditions to ...