Council of the EU: Second negotiating meeting on reduction of emissions from road vehicles

BRUSSELS, 19-11-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — On 19 November 2015, the presidency of the Council and the European Parliament held a second negotiating meeting on a review of current legislation for the reduction of emissions from road vehicles.

One of the few outstanding issues is the procedure for future decisions on real driving emission tests, specifically related to the conformity factor (ratio between the limit for a pollutant as measured in the test and the regulatory limit for that pollutant).

The Council is proposing to guarantee the full involvement of both co-legislators (the Council and the European Parliament) to replace the existing procedure, which only provides them with a right to veto a proposal voted by a Commission technical committee. However, this issue will need to be discussed further, possibly in a next trilogue meeting.

The new piece of legislation would amend both the regulation for light-duty vehicles (Euro 5/6) and the one forheavy-duty vehicles (Euro VI).

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