Emissions Analytics is launching its own NOx accreditation initiative to show the emissions of vehicles in real-world driving conditions.
The launch of the new initiative aims to complement the forthcoming Real Driving Emissions (RDE) regulations for new vehicle certification which will be introduced in 2017.
The new NOx rating will be launched next year and the first test results will be revealed before the end of this year.
Emissions Analytics says it will be separate from and independent of vehicle manufacturers’ certification tests.
The company is bringing together a group to make sure the tests stand up to scrutiny.
This group includes: Professor Helen ApSimon, Air Pollution Studies, Imperial College London; Dr Adam Boeis, Department of Engineering, Cambridge University; John German, Senior Fellow, International Council on Clean Transportation; Dr Marc Stettler, Centre for Transport Studies, Imperial College London; and Professor Martin Williams, Air Quality Scientist, King’s College London.
Details of how the scheme will rate vehicles, and the wider process, will be published in due course.
Emissions Analytics is a specialist in real-world, on-road vehicle emissions measurement and analysis, covering the European Union and the US.