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About European Emissions Standards

European emissions standards define the acceptable limits for exhaust emissions of new vehicles sold in the European Union. These standards are defined by a series of EU directives dictating the progressive introduction of increasingly stringent standards. Car manufacturers and, for example, business hire companies are obliged to comply. This infographic courtesy of Northgate Vehicle Hire tells the story: Continue reading

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Diesel Bad, Diesel Good

Unless you have been orbiting Pluto with a broken smartphone you will have heard of the Volkswagen diesel ‘furore’ and the ripple effect it is having throughout the European car industry. Enough said about that; but how much do you care one way or the other? Continue reading

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EU Stays Cool Over HF

The eco-experts at that Tower of Babel we call the European Union head office have done it again. In their quest to save the planet – or at least the Euro bit – those swivel-eyed suits have ruled that as of 1st January 2017 all cars built for use in Europe must have eco-friendly coolant in their air-con systems. Continue reading