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Cars TRUE Rating ‘Euro NCAP for car emissions’ launched

12:31  11 june  2018
12:31  11 june  2018 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Most of the newest diesel cars in European cities and throughout the continent are still polluting the streets with nitrogen oxide (NOX) emissions up to 18 times the levels set by Euro vehicle standards, says The Real Urban Emissions ( TRUE ) Initiative, launching its car ratings scheme and checker on

The FIA Foundation has teamed up with a number of partners to introduce a new real-world vehicle emissions rating system called the Real Urban Emissions ( TRUE ) Initiative. It hopes this will become an Euro NCAP -style rating for car exhaust emissions

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The FIA Foundation has teamed up with a number of partners to introduce a new real-world vehicle emissions rating system called the Real Urban Emissions (TRUE) Initiative.

It hopes this will become an Euro NCAP-style rating for car exhaust emissions – and it’s bad news for all but the very newest diesel cars as they ALL score a worst-possible red ‘poor’ score.

The International Council on Clean Transportation has developed the TRUE Rating, based on real-world assessments of, it claims, more than 700,000 vehicles. Almost 5,000 individual models in Europe were assessed, by using remote-sensing equipment situated by the roadside. 

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The car also earned Euro NCAP ’s first-ever 0 percent rating for safety assist technologies. “This is essentially an old car ,” said Avery, “but that should have TRUE Rating ‘ NCAP for car emissions ’ launched . June 6th, 2018 | 0 Comments. Toyota boosts scrappage offers on its cheapest cars .

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Incredibly, every single Euro 3, Euro 4 and Euro 5 diesel measured was given a poor rating, because of excessive NOx emissions. Even the latest, greenest Euro 6 vehicles, a standard introduced in 2014, emitted twice the legally-permitted levels of NOx. Other older Euro 6 diesels emitted four times the legal limit.

“Nearly all diesel vehicles on European roads received a ‘poor’ rating, meaning they exceed the Euro 5 diesel NOx emissions limits introduced in 2009,” said the organisation.

It’s much better news for petrol cars, though. Only the oldest Euro 3 cars (from 2000-2005) scored a high number of poor ratings; not a single Euro 6 petrol car was given a poor rating, and the majority of them received a green ‘good’ score.

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The latest four cars to be tested by Euro NCAP have all been awarded maximum five star ratings . The line-up includes the Jeep Cherokee, Mercedes-Benz CLA, Peugeot 2008 and Suzuki SX4. TRUE Rating ‘ NCAP for car emissions ’ launched .

Find Euro NCAP latest ratings for recently tested vehicles sorted by publication date, star rating and make with standard equipment or safety pack. Class Business and Family Van Executive Large Family Car Large MPV Large Off-Road Pick-up Roadster Sport Small Family Car Small MPV Small

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The True Rating splits real-world vehicle emissions into three categories – ‘good’ is green, ‘moderate’ is yellow, ‘poor’ is red. The scores equate to the following levels of real-world NOx emissions: 

Green: less than 90mg of NOx per kilometre

Yellow: 90-180mg of NOx per kilometre

Red: more than 180mg of NOx per kilometre

The new database allows motorists to search by make and model; BMW is the only manufacturer to receive a ‘moderate’ score for its diesel cars, say the developers of the emissions database. 

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