The Committee of inquiry into Emission Measurements in the Automotive Sector (EMIS) elected its chair and four vice-chairs
at a constituent meeting on Wednesday morning, thus officially starting its one-year mandate.
The committee will investigate:
- the Commission’s alleged failure to keep car test cycles under review,
- the alleged failure of the Commission and member states’ authorities to take proper and effective action to enforce and oversee enforcement of the explicit ban on “defeat devices” in cars' exhaust systems,
- the Commission’s alleged failure to introduce automotive tests reflecting the real-world driving conditions,
- the member states’ alleged failure to lay down provisions on effective, proportionate and dissuasive penalties applicable to car manufacturers for infringements, and
whether the Commission and the member states had evidence of the use of “defeat mechanisms” before the scandal emerged on 18 September 2015