Deal reached on car emission standards

MEPs strike provisional agreement with ministers on Euro 5 and 6 standards for 2009 and 2014

Representatives of the European parliament and council of ministers have provisionally agreed next generation limits on passenger car pollution.  The law will set new Euro 5 standards for fine particles, hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from 2009, and tougher Euro 6 standards for NOx only from 2014 (EED 07/11/06).

In the discussions, the council basically accepted parliament’s proposed timetable in return for the council’s preferred NOx standards, a parliamentary source told ENDS.

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