A leaked draft of the European Commission’s regulation on real-driving emissions (RDE) from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 6) (RDE3) will allow all new cars to emit 50% more particulate pollution than current air quality legislation, with serious implications for public health, NGO Transport & Environment (T&E) said today.
Under the draft seen by ENDS, which is likely to be agreed by the end of 2016, the Commission gives a 50% ‘permissible tolerance’ level in RDE tests for advanced gasoline direct injection (AGDI) engines. However, following the dieselgate scandal, which focused on NOx emissions, T&E now views AGDIs as its main concern in terms of being a high emitter of particle numbers (PNs).
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