Daimler and VW challenge EU refrigerant ban

Daimler and Volkswagen have challenged an EU ban on cars equipped with potent refrigerant HFC-134a by announcing they will continue using it

Daimler and Volkswagen have challenged a ban on cars equipped with potent refrigerant HFC-134a by announcing they will continue using it.

Daimler, which makes Mercedes-Benz cars, believes alternative gas HFO-1234yf could ignite in a crash. It began recalling its SL class vehicles containing the gas in the autumn, so they could be filled with HFC-134a.

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