Iran’s car market is experiencing a period of sustained, rapid growth. Global Emissions Management examines the market, and looks at the environmental impact and the implications for emissions control in the country.
Car emissions: taking tests out of the lab and onto the road
Every year 430,000 Europeans die prematurely due to air pollution. One of the main sources is road vehicles emitting nitrogen oxides (NOx), including poisonous nitrogen dioxide. Following the Volkswagen scandal, in which the company admitted cheating emission test in the US, Parliament and the Council are considering to update existing emission rules to ensure tests are closer to real driving conditions. To help prepare new legislation, Parliament`s environment committee held a hearing on 23 February to find out...
Black carbon emissions of individual cars measured under real conditions
Measurements of individual vehicle emissions are usually made in laboratory tests. In this study, researchers followed cars driving in real conditions to measure emissions of air pollutants, including black carbon and nitrogen oxides. The study shows that diesel cars contribute disproportionately to air pollution, and highlights the value of on-road measurements. Vehicle traffic is a major source of air pollution, linked to respiratory disease and premature death. A recent study found transport emissions in the...
Monitoring CO2 emissions from new passenger cars and vans in 2014
The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission (EC) and European Union (EU) Member States in the monitoring of the carbon dioxide (CO2) performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 443/2009, and of light commercial vehicles, in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 510/2011. The regulation for passenger cars sets a CO2 emission (1) target of 130 g CO2/km to be met by 2015, while the regulation for light commercial vehicles sets a CO2 `emission` target of 175 g CO2/km...
La Via on the car emissions scandal: `We want a real assessment of emission`
Volkswagen, the German car manufacturer, has acknowledged that many millions of its cars sold worldwide have been specially equipped to trick emission tests, so as to appear less polluting. In the European Parliament, the Environment committee deals with emissions legislation. Committee chair, Italian EPP MEP Giovanni La Via, told us in an interview that the affair needs to be thoroughly investigated, rules on emissions toughened and proper oversight ensured at the EU level. It was revealed that cars with such...
Monitoring CO2 emissions from passenger cars and vans in 2013
The European Environment Agency (EEA) supports the European Commission in the monitoring of the CO2 performance of passenger cars, in accordance with Regulation (EC) 443/2009, and of light commercial vehicles in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 510/2011. The regulation for passenger cars sets a CO2 `specific emission` (1) target of 130 g CO2/km by 2015 whilst the regulation for light commercial vehicles sets a CO2 `specific emission` target of 175 g CO2/km by 2017, defined as the average value for each manufactur...