EU ordered to reinstate tougher diesel emission rules

  • The EU’s decision to relax diesel emission rules two years ago was illegal, a lower court of the European Court of Justice has ruled.
  • On Thursday, the court annulled an EU decision that allowed diesel cars to produce “excessively high” nitrogen dioxide levels, upholding a complaint brought by the cities of Brussels, Madrid and Paris in an effort to reduce air pollution.
  • Thursday’s decision means that manufacturers have one year to ensure their new cars comply with the tighter NOx limit unless the EU appeals or passes new laws to raise the limit. By SP Angel

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