The smog surrounding car emissions starts to clear with the launch of the AIR Index an international, independent and standardised rating system that reveals accurately how much pollution a vehicle produces when it is used in towns and cities.
The slump in diesel car sales shows that car buyers across the world are confused about petrol and diesel emissions following Dieselgate, but until now have only been able to use the information provided by car makers’ own tests which they clearly don’t trust.
The AIR Index has been created to inform and empower car buyers and city policy makers with the real facts about vehicle emissions when making choices about car purchase and usage. A simple A-E colour-coded rating, shows the difference between clean and dirty vehicles.
Citizens in many of Europe’s urban areas are exposed to concentrations of air pollutants above the air quality standards defined in the 2016 Air Quality Directive.
Policy makers must act swiftly, but fairly, to ensure that only the cleanest vehicles based on their actual emissions are allowed on our streets to cut NOx emissions and clean up the air we breathe.