Car emissions: vote on inquiry committee’s interim report
An interim report by the Committee of Inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS), which is investigating possible breaches of EU rules, will be debated and put to a vote on Tuesday. The committee, set up in response to revelations about cheating devices used to reduce pollutant emissions during official car tests, is to wrap up its work by spring 2017.
Since its constituent meeting on 2 March, EMIS has held 12 meetings with close to 50 hours of hearings of 37 people, who also supplied their replies to about 400 questions beforehand. It also commissioned a study into discrepancies in emissions between type-approval tests and real-world driving.
The committee has asked the European Commission to provide it with all its documentation relating to the measurements of vehicle emissions, including work done by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), as well as all records of the activities of various expert groups dealing with legislation on vehicle type approval procedures.
The interim report, drafted by Pablo Zalba Bidegain (EPP, ES) and Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy (ALDE, NL), summarises the committee's activities so far and sets out a work programme for the second half of its one-year mandate, as unanimously approved by EMIS members on 13 July.
Procedure: Non-legislative resolution
Debate/vote: Tuesday, 13 September