Dieselgate: MEPs to debate next steps, focus on public health and consumer rights
MEPs will discuss today at 15.00 the latest developments in the Dieselgate scandal, in particular recent measures taken by EU member states, like Germany and Austria, to fix cars.
Parliament urged the EU Commission and member states to clean up their act and improve tests and checks on new cars on EU roads, after Parliament’s special committee on the Volkswagen emissions scandal completed its work in April 2017.
MEPs concluded that although the Commission and member states had been aware for more than a decade that the nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions of diesel cars in laboratory tests differ markedly from those measured on the roads, they had failed to act appropriately to protect air quality and public health.
A more realistic emissions testing procedure finally came into force on 1 September.