Sept 26 2017 saw the launch of a new global alliance promoting the voluntary adoption of an independent on-road vehicle emissions test and rating system – AIR – Allow Independent Road testing. A comprehensive factsheet detailing the background behind the formation of AIR, its values, its methodology, and its objectives is included belowAIR_UK_INFO_250917
Cars that emit up to 18 times the official NOx limit in real-world conditions are still being sold, 20 months after the emissions scandal broke and amid an ongoing air pollution crisis.
The continued sale of highly polluting diesel cars is surprising, said Nick Molden, at Emissions Analytics: “The technology to clean up diesel emissions has existed for quite a long time.”
In 2015, the ICCT commissioned Emissions Analytics, a commercial test house specializing in testing real-world fuel consumption and emissions, to perform on-road testing of Euro 6-regulated gasoline and diesel vehicles. Emissions Analytics tested 7 vehicles between 2015 and 2016 for emissions of carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), nitric oxide (NO), nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and particulates.