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ENVI to adopt report on Real Driving Emission tests and NOx limits

14-07-2020 - 18:55
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On 13 and 14 July, ENVI Committee adopted the draft report as amended on the so-called Euro 5 and Euro 6 report on the Commission’s proposal to amend the current EC Regulation on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6).

In its proposal, the Commission had advocated the re-instatement of the conformity factors which were annulled in a judgement of the General Court. 11 compromise amendments have been negotiated which include an agreement on a lowered value for the conformity factor and its gradual lowering through annual downward revisions, based on assessments by the Joint Research Centre. The compromises also prescribe that the conformity factor shall cease to apply by 30 September 2022. The report will then need to win the backing of the plenary in September before negotiations can start with the Council presidency.