If something positive has served the scandal Dieselgate of Volkswagen, has been to expedite the implementation of a new approval process for fuel consumption and emissions on the basis of real conditions of driving. But the joy lasted shortly, and it is that, despite the fact that Europe has been rapid, it has not been done with as much forcefulness as we expected, setting a limits too lax that put the interests of the big car manufacturers to the citizens. Corporate profits before the health.
In September 2017 will be when it enters into force the new approval process WLTP, as a replacement for the NEDC has been in use since 1992. If they were kept the same conditions as now, it would be a challenge for the manufacturers, but Europe will allow, between September 2017 and January 2020, which exceeded NOx emissions by 110% with respect to the Euro 6 legislation current. Then will enable you to overcome the legislation in a 50%. This decision clashes head-on with the initial proposal to allow a 60% excess until the fall of 2019.
These measures mean that from 2020 onwards, the maximum limit of NOx emissions is of 120 milligrams per kilometer, compared to the 80 current. An absolute decline. Have been the major countries automobile manufacturers, Germany among them as the main european manufacturer of cars, who have fought for a few margins lax, claiming that very strict measures would hurt the economy and employment, since that would involve large outlays in R & D and would increase significantly the prices of many cars.
it Is evident that before a change of similar magnitude, with a new approval process that will make evident the differences in emissions and consumptions, it is necessary to offer a period of adaptation. You can be perfectly for two years, so that from this time the manufacturers to have a total of four years (up to 2020) to continue to adapt its mechanics to these new requirements. That’s why in the beginning you asked for a difference in favor of the manufacturers of the 60% for the first two years. What is bleeding is that finally we have managed to reduce the requirements that regulate some greenhouse gases that are the main causes of pollution in cities and of respiratory diseases or cancer.
Source – Automotive News Europe