The protection of air quality is a priority for the European Commission. Emission standards are currently in place for light–duty (cars, vans) and heavy-duty vehicles (coaches, buses, trucks), and for non-road mobile machinery. The Commission also encourages technological development to help protect the environment and reduce air pollution.
All-day stakeholder event on 24 October 2018: Future emission standards for light and heavy-duty vehicles
The JRC, academia and stakeholders will gather to share opinions and scientific evidence on the future of emission standards for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and heavy-duty vehicles.
In September 2017, the Commission introduced an improved mandatory car emissions test to reduce vehicle emissions. In March 2018 the Commission held a public consultation on its new proposal to improve the tests. The Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles (TCMV) voted on the proposal on 3 May. More on the proposal