When its cold outside, some emission filter systems are having a hard time. (Photo: David Martinez)

EU mulls allowing some curbs on emissions filters

The European Commission is considering temporarily allowing car manufacturers to use controversial defeat devices when it is colder than 10C outside, according to a classified document seen by EUobserver.

If the idea were to be executed, it would be a victory for carmakers who have designed diesel cars with anti-pollution systems that work perfectly during the required laboratory test, but are much less effective in the real world.

The document is a presentation by the commission'...

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