VW’s Emissions-Test Trickery May Not Be Illegal in Europe
DANNY HAKIM and CLAIRE BARTHELEMY/The New York Times
November 11, 2015
The Volkswagen scandal has put Europe’s permissive testing practices in the spotlight, and has raised questions about the compatibility of American and European auto regulations. Trans-Atlantic trade talks are underway, and the objectives include fostering mutual recognition of auto regulations.
Full article is available at link above.“What we have developed is a phony system of testing where the member states are in competition with each other for who can make it the most easy for the car manufacturers to pass the test,” said Gerben-Jan Gerbrandy, a Dutch member of the European Parliament, who lamented that European governments do not conduct random testing of their own, as the E.P.A. does.