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    UPDATE 1-EU orders Germany to stop using banned car refrigerant  

    * EU threatens Germany with court action and fines * EU says Germany must stop using coolant R134a * Daimler says has not changed its stance on R134a usage (Adds Daimler comment) BRUSSELS, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The European Commission on Thursday ordered Germany to stop using a banned car refrigerant within two months or face court action and possible fines....More
  • Newswire

    REFILE-EU regulators seek to close car emissions testing loopholes  

    (Fixes dateline, typo in first bullet point) * Nitrogen oxides a bigger issue than CO2 * Vehicles would be tested on roads, not in laboratories * "Real-world" testing rules to be unveiled by year-end By Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS, Aug 21 (Reuters) - EU regulators are preparing draft legislation that will require vehicle fuel use to be tested on roads rather than in laboratories, looking to close loopholes that allow car makers to exaggerate fuel-saving and emissions credentials....More
  • Newswire

    EU Investigates Hungarian State Aid for Audi  

    The European Union's executive body is investigating whether the Hungarian government complied with EC rules in granting aid to the German automaker....More
  • May 20, 2014
    Article

    No Worries, Europeans, EC’s Got Your Back – and Ears

    Once enacted, the region's new noise-reduction regulation states, “The reduction of the number of highly annoyed people will be 25%.” I’ve met more than a few highly annoyed people in Europe, many of them waiting tables in Paris, and traffic noise had nothing to do with it....More
  • Newswire

    Drop in European Auto Emissions Exaggerated, Critics Say  

    Although automakers have reached the target of cutting emissions to an average 127 gm/k two years ahead of a 2015 deadline, critics say the test results do not reflect real-world driving conditions....More
  • Mar 3, 2014
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    WardsAuto Interview: ACEA's Erik Jonnaert

    Erik Jonnaert, the new secretary-general of the ACEA, the European automakers association, talks to WardsAuto about the market, free trade, global expansion and regulatory issues....More
  • Newswire

    CORRECTED-Concerns raised over Germany's Audi, BMW lending cars to EU  

    (Corrects attribution of information in paragraph 13 to Greek presidency website, not to unofficial Twitter account) * Luxury German carmakers lent scores of vehicles for free * Cars supplied to countries holding the EU presidencies * Carmakers say they wanted to raise brand awareness By Barbara Lewis...More
  • Newswire

    EU Parliament Endorses Stiffer Car Emissions Limits  

    The new rules limit average carbon-dioxide emissions to 95 g/km for all new cars sold in the European Union, compared with the current limit of 130 g/km....More
  • Newswire

    UPDATE 2-EU takes Brazil to WTO over "protectionist" car taxes  

    * EU unhappy with 30 percent tax on vehicle imports * EU is Brazil's top trading partner, seeking trade deal * Brazil says taxes respect international trade rules By Robin Emmott BRUSSELS, Dec 19 (Reuters) - The EU launched a case against Brazil at the World Trade Organization on Thursday over the South American nation's taxes on imports from cars to computers, but insisted the dispute should have no bearing on delicate free-trade talks....More
  • Newswire

    EU Vehicles on Track to Achieve 2015 Emissions Goal  

    The 2.6% decline in emissions from 2011 to 2012 keeps the European Union on track to easily meet its 2015 target....More
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