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EU actions since Dieselgate

EU actions since Dieselgate
Published on: 20/02/2019
In September 2015 we learned that some European car manufacturers were cheating when cars were tested with regard to the level of pollutant emissions.

They used defeat devices which recognise that the car is being tested and changed the car's behaviour to reduce emissions during the test. On the road, the cars emit more.
Together with the European Parliament and the EU countries, we have changed the European regulatory framework to restore the confidence of EU citizens in the type-approval system and in the European car manufacturers after Dieselgate.


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