An Introduction to Passenger Car Emissions and Test Cycles

11 Sep 2017

Background to Passenger Car Emissions and Test Cycles

Transportation, amongst other sectors and including road and non-road vehicles, aviation, rail and marine contributes to air quality and greenhouse gas emissions in Europe.
In order to ensure that road and off-highway vehicles have satisfactory performance with regards to exhaust emissions in Europe, they are required to pass emissions tests, the procedures for which have developed over the years. Testing occurs during the vehicle development stage as well as during use. The former kind of tests are usually based on vehicle types (“type approval”) while the latter is described as “in-service conformity”.

You can download the English fact sheet HERE.

The facts sheets have also been translated to other European languages, and you can download them below. More translations will be added once they are completed.

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