Europe adopts new rules to prevent future ‘dieselgate’

The European Parliament has backed a new EU regulation to prevent the ‘dieselgate’ scandal happening again and to ensure that car manufacturers do not cheat emission tests and face fines if they do

Volkswagen car
Volkswagen were caught fiddling emissions tests in 2015

The European Parliament has backed a new EU regulation to prevent the ‘dieselgate’ scandal happening again and to ensure that car manufacturers do not cheat emission tests and face fines if they do.

MEPs voted on the new rules on Thursday by 547 votes in favour, 83 against and 16 abstentions, during Parliament’s plenary session in Strasbourg on the revised motor vehicles directive. It aims to make the testing and approval of new cars more transparent.

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