Data shows new diesels meeting EU pollution limits

Modern diesel cars are increasingly less polluting, automakers have said citing fresh data, but environmental campaigners claimed the EU’s new testing regime does not measure their full impact

Modern diesel cars are increasingly less polluting, automakers have said citing fresh test data, but environmental campaigners claim the EU’s new testing regime does not measure the full impact of vehicle pollution.

Results of the latest diesel car type-approvals published on Monday by carmakers’ body ACEA show all new vehicles performing below the real driving emissions (RDE) test NOx limit, which came into force in September 2017.

The data show that many of the new cars tested already meet the 80mg/km NOx Euro 6 threshold that will apply from 2020.

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