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Safeguarding compliance with new vehicle emissions legislation

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The JRC assists other services of the European Commission in preparing the groundwork for the entry into force of the new EU Type Approval framework, in particular vehicle emissions legislation.

The European methodology developed by the JRC to detect defeat devices - illegal emissions control strategies - was also applied to these vehicles, to improve the methodology and to support the investigations conducted by EU Member States.

This work also serves as a pilot activity to prepare the JRC for the future market surveillance role under the new Type Approval Regulation, from 1st September 2020.

Moreover, from January 2019, the JRC will check - on behalf of the Commission - the compliance of light-duty vehicles on the market with the recently adopted Real-Driving Emissions (RDE) requirements.

Emissions performance of Euro 6b vehicles

In 2017, the JRC tested a number of vehicles, most of which were type approved for Euro 6b emission limits (i.e.

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