Real Driving Emissions

CLEPA is committed to the effective reduction of automotive emissions, including real-world driving. Diesel and gasoline technologies are available to achieve this objective and CLEPA believes that the modern combustion engine is part of the solution for both CO2 reductions and air quality improvements. We therefore support the introduction of a real-driving emissions (RDE) test to complement current testing.

Automotive suppliers and manufacturers might be asked to develop vehicles addressing the particular needs of low-emission inner cities, for which the market can be expected to remain fragile. Instead, competitiveness in Europe depends on exploiting economies of scale.

A fragmentation of the European market would contradict the competitiveness agenda. Should the EU consider rules emissions zones, these should only be based on the next mandatory Euro standard 6/VI. This is expected to accelerate fleet renewal.

Automotive suppliers and manufacturers might be asked to develop vehicles addressing the particular needs of low-emission inner cities, for which the market can be expected to remain fragile. Instead, competitiveness in Europe depends on exploiting economies of scale.

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