27 February 2018

German court allows local bans on diesel cars: Car makers must take responsibility

Today, the German federal administrative court has ruled in favour of allowing local authorities to ban heavily polluting vehicles. Such bans are intended to improve urban air quality and are part of a wider reaction to the Dieselgate emissions scandal.
07 December 2017

EU improves system to test cars after Dieselgate

Today, the European Parliament, Member States and Commission reached an agreement to reform the system for approving cars before they go on sale and checking them when on the market. While the agreement does not fully solve the issues with CO2 emissions of cars, it represents progress compared to the current, flawed system.
28 November 2017

Dutch consumer authority: Volkswagen misled consumers

In a statement published today the Dutch Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) said that Volkswagen misled buyers of its diesel cars.

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Consumers are increasingly willing to buy sustainable products, especially energy-efficient ones, in order to minimise their impact on the environment. All too often though, confusing information and a great variety of industry claims make this difficult. What makes it even more complicated is the lack of enough sustainable products in EU shops and that they are barely identifiable.

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  • Improve the sustainability of products by reducing their impact on the environment
  • Give consumers the possibility to make informed and sustainable choices between different products using independent and verified labels (such as the Ecolabel). Unsustainable products to be taken off the market
  • Reduce the carbon footprint of transport in Europe while ensuring consumers benefit from improved information and cost reductions

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Europäischer Verbraucherverband
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Sylvia Maurer
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ANEC/BEUC Ecodesign Project Coordinator
Aline Maigret
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EU Ecolabel Coordinator
Blanca Morales
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Senior Sustainable Transport Officer
Dimitri Vergne
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Johannes Kleis
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Pauline Constant
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Carmen Martin