Independent car rating system can solve emissions crisis, says new global alliance ‘AIR’

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 can be found at AIR – a new global alliance promoting on-road vehicle emissions tests

Toxic times for diesel

Diesel has had something of a rough time of it over the past 18 months. It started with the Volkswagen ‘Dieselgate’ scandal that broke in September 2015, while more recently there have been concerns over nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions and air quality in general, especially in city centres.…

Extremely polluting Nissan and Renault diesel cars still on sale, data reveals

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.”

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The Sunday Times: “UK approved Fiat’s ‘dirty diesel’ engine”

In an article dated January 15 2017 by Jonathan Leake, Environment Editor at The Sunday Times, Emissions Analytics’ CEO and founder Nick Molden is quoted as saying: “When a vehicle passes laboratory tests but shows such a different performance on the road you have to be suspicious about the technology.”

This comment was made in response to the news that Fiat Chrysler are being investigated by the US’s Environment Protection Agency and the UK’s Department for Transport due to significantly higher real-world NOx emissions than those emitted during laboratory testing.…

New testing cycle brings CO2 taxation uncertainty

Industy experts have raised the prospect of fleets paying higher emissions-based tax bills following the introduction of  the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), which will replace the existing New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) test in September 2017 and is expected to inflate official vehicle CO2 figures due to its stricter rules.   

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