In a controversial move, the European Parliament is telling auto makers they have until January 2012 to ensure diesel passenger vehicles exceeding 4,409 lbs. (2,000 kg) and designed to carry seven or more occupants, including the driver, comply with the European Union’s newly approved Euro 5 fuel and engine emission standards. This is three more years than allotted smaller, gasoline-engine passenger cars, for which the regulation will take effect in September 2009. The amendments, which ...

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