The European Union will take legal action against some member states for failing to police car emission rules, its industry commissioner, Elzbieta Bienkowska, said.
The European parliament’s environmental committee voted against new car pollution rules they say are too lenient in the light of the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
Members of the European Parliament are expected to vote against car pollution testing rules they say are too soft on automakers — especially in the aftermath of Volkswagen Group’s admission that it used cheat software to trick emissions tests — politicians and EU sources said.
The European Union’s industrial policy chief scaled back proposed tougher tests on car pollution at the insistence of EU governments concerned about potential cost increases for automakers.
Automakers will meet with EU officials and green campaigners this month to open discussions on what will likely be a tough 2030 target for the reduction of CO2 emissions from new cars sold in Europe.
The House of Commons canceled the fee that Czech motorists pay to Czech Insurers’ Bureau (CIB) for unpaid liability. CIB warned that the move will lead to an increase of car insurance.
The European Commission will next month outline progress on future emission targets for new cars sold in the EU, giving automakers a clearer look at the billions of euros in investment that will be needed to meet tougher goals.
Ferrari’s $3.5 million fine by the U.S. government is the largest ever imposed on an automaker for failing to quickly report customer complaints, injuries and alleged defects to regulators.
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