Auto industry reacts to parliament vote on RDE

Brussels, 3 February 2016 – The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) welcomes the direction set by the European Parliament in today’s vote, allowing for the adoption of the regulation on Real Driving Emissions (RDE), which was approved by the member states last October.

“This regulation will be a major challenge for the industry, with new and more stringent testing standards that will be extremely difficult to reach in a short space of time,” stated Erik Jonnaert, ACEA Secretary General. “However automobile manufacturers welcome the much-needed clarity, and are eager to move forward by implementing the new testing conditions as soon the regulation is adopted.”

RDE testing of cars under realistic driving conditions on the road will be a new addition to the existing test requirements, making Europe the only region in the world to implement such testing.

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About ACEA
ACEA represents the 15 Europe-based car, van, truck and bus manufacturers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Ford of Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco, Jaguar Land Rover, Opel Group, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group. More information can be found on www.acea.be or @ACEA_eu.

Contact
For more information, please contact Cara McLaughlin, Communications Director, cm@acea.be, +32 2 738 73 45 or +32 485 88 66 47.