Diesels face stricter CT tests in pollution crackdown

Owners of diesel vehicles face stiffer new contrôle technique tests from January 1... the second major change to the French MOT in eight months and aimed at ridding streets of vehicles putting out black smoke.

More than 15 million diesels will face extra tests targeting pollution, cutting emissions to almost the same level as when the vehicles were new.

Only post-2005 vehicles – meeting Euro 4, 5 or 6 – are affected and cars need a test from four years old.

Test centres expect a rush of owners trying to ...

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