Parliament approves Euro V emission standards, sets ground for Euro VI

Brussels - On Wednesday, the European Parliament approved strict new emission laws (Euro V) for vehicles, but gave makers of SUVs a three-year reprieve. The new rules are likely to rubber-stamped by EU Member States in the next few days and will then pass into law.

The laws included the next stage of regulation - Euro VI -  impose severe restrictions on NOx emissions from diesel engines. These are scheduled to come into force in 2014.

Euro V will come into force from 1 Sept, 2009, but in…

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