BRUSSELS, 2 March. /Corr. Victoria Dubrovina/. In the European Parliament created a new Committee – on measurements of emissions from vehicles. It was headed by Belgian MEP from the faction of socialists and Democrats Kathleen van Brempt.
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The creation of this Committee became the international echo of the scandal with the rigging of the exhaust gas by the automaker Volkswagen.
“The reason for the creation of this Committee is to detect the fact that the cars in Europe and other countries have set various devices that reduce the environmental friendliness of the engine. There is a problem with the implementation and enforcement of European legislation on the protection of the environment. We will collect and analyze information to have a clear idea about what is happening,” said van Brempt at the opening ceremony of this Committee.
To this day in the European Parliament of 22 Committee and two subcommittees.
The scandal at Volkswagen
A major scandal around diesel cars Volkswagen broke in September last year. U.S. Supervisory authorities have found that on-Board computers on these cars have been installed the software, lowered the real value of emissions of harmful substances. We are talking about the device that includes the full capacity of the exhaust system only during appropriate inspection machine.
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During normal car operation, the system is partially disabled. Thus, during the test is not fixed, for example, the level of nitrogen dioxide emissions, which can cause asthma attacks and other respiratory diseases.
Investigation in respect of the group are conducted in the United States, several countries in Europe and Asia. In the U.S. joined the case of the prosecution 45 States and the district of Columbia. They all are ready for a long battle and predict automotive giant fines and the need to pay compensation in the amount of tens of billions of dollars.
During the investigation, the automaker has stated that falsifying environmental tests on the content of harmful substances of exhaust gases of vehicles with diesel engines affect up to 11 million cars worldwide.