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.
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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