Overview of the light-duty vehicles tailpipe emissions regulations in the European Union: status and upcoming type-approval and market surveillance schema
 
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Sustainable Trans-port Unit Joint Research Center, European Commission.
Publication date: 2020-03-30
Submission date: 2019-09-25
Final revision date: 2019-12-12
Acceptance date: 2020-01-15
 
Combustion Engines 2020;180(1):3–7
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In order to curb pollutant emissions from light-duty vehicles in the European Union, a set of complex regulations have been ap-proved in the recent years (2016-2018) including more stringent emissions tests, independent in-service conformity checks, and a novel type-approval framework which includes market surveillance provisions to complement the type-approval requirements. Tailpipe emissions will need to meet stringent emission limits before entering the market at type-approval and at the end of the production line, as well as during their normal life under normal conditions of use. This contribution aims at providing a comprehensive but synthetic analysis of the current regulatory context in the EU.
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This work is presented on behalf of the colleagues of the Sustainable Transport Unit (JRC) supporting the development and implementation of vehicle emissions regulations in the EU.
 
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