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Agreement on tighter rules for safer and cleaner cars

Agreement on tighter rules for safer and cleaner cars
Published on: 07/12/2017
The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached a political agreement on safer and cleaner cars.

It is designed to:

  • raise the quality level and independence of vehicle type-approval and testing
  • increase checks of cars that are already on the EU market
  • strengthen the overall system with a European overview

The agreement concerns the Commission's January 2016 proposal to fully overhaul the EU ‘type-approval’ framework.

The type-approval framework sets out the rules for:

  • certifying that a vehicle meets all requirements to be placed on the market
  • rigorously checking that manufacturers continually comply with EU law