Parliament endorses deal on motorbike emissions

The European Parliament approved an EU agreement to cut pollutant emissions from motorbikes, three-wheelers and quads in plenary on Tuesday

The European Parliament approved an EU agreement to cut pollutant emissions from motorbikes, three-wheelers and quads in plenary on Tuesday.

The deal with member state negotiators was reached in September. It requires new types of heavier two, three and four-wheelers to meet the Euro 4 emission standard from 2016, and a year later for existing vehicles.

The Euro 4 standard will also have to be met by new types of lighter vehicles (moped, light trikes and light quads) from 2017. The parliament had previously incorrectly reported that mopeds would have to meet a less stringent standard by 2016, an assistant to rapporteur Wim van de Camp confirmed on Tuesday.

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