Head of Acea manufacturers’ group calls plan to cap nitrogen oxide emissions for new cars by September 2018 unrealistic in letter seen by the Guardian

European carmakers have lobbied behind the scenes in Brussels for a one-year delay to the introduction of planned EU limits on nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions, despite public uproar at the VW rigging scandal.

NOx pollution, particularly from nitrogen dioxide, is responsible for 23,500 premature deaths in the UK every year and the EU wants to introduce an 80mg per km emissions limit for all new cars and vans from 1 September 2018.

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Source: Guardian Environment