Girling: Car emissions testing must be brought into 21st century
February 2, 2016
South West MEP and Furbisher media client Julie Girling is working to ensure that new and realistic vehicle exhaust-gas tests are not delayed in the wake of the VW emissions scandal.
She is warning today that a rejection by MEPs this week of changes to car emissions testing procedures would only hold up improvements to air quality.
The European Parliament will tomorrow (Wednesday) vote on a proposal to block the introduction of so-called "Real Driving Emissions" (RDE) testing.
RDE tests aim to ensure that emissions tests take place in real-world operating conditions, and will help address the problem of high nitrogen dioxide emissions from diesel vehicles. This is a big change from the current "Type Approval" testing which only uses laboratory tests.