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French court overturns Mercedes sales ban

May 5, 2014 16:19 CET
France's top administrative court has overturned the French government's decision last year to ban the sale of certain Mercedes vehicles in a dispute over an air-conditioning refrigerant....
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EU to warn UK, Belgium, Luxembourg over car refrigerant rules, report says

Jan. 22, 2014 13:24 CET
The European Commission will threaten the UK, Belgium and Luxembourg with potential legal action over sales of Mercedes cars which it says breach EU rules on refrigerants, an EU source said....
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Automakers' switch to new refrigerant will accelerate with EPA credits, European mandate

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 30, 2013
Auto companies are moving quickly to adopt the 1234yf refrigerant, despite its higher costs and a safety scare that raised concerns about possible toxic leaks. Regulators like it because it leads to lower greenhouse gas emissions than the chemical used in most vehicles today, which is called R134A....
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Germany paves way for EU to rule on Honeywell car refrigerant

Nov. 7, 2013 08:31 CET
Germany's final report on risks posed by a new car refrigerant has been forwarded to the European Commission, clearing the way for a decision on whether Berlin had sufficient cause to allow Daimler to ban it and flout EU law....
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Daimler wins French court ruling to resume vehicle sales in France

Aug. 27, 2013 16:05 CET
Daimler won provisional backing from France's highest administrative court to overturn a suspension of Mercedes sales in the country amid a dispute over a new refrigerant....
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Toyota switches back to banned refrigerant in Europe

Aug. 24, 2013 12:08 CET
Toyota has switched back to using the air conditioner refrigerant R134a for some Toyota and Lexus models in Europe. Until Toyota's decision, Daimler was the only automaker that refused to phase out R134a....
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French court delays Mercedes sales ban decision

Aug. 23, 2013 12:53 CET
A decision on Daimler's request to lift a ban on the sale of certain Mercedes cars in France must wait until Tuesday, France's top administrative court said....
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Mercedes showrooms in France emptied in refrigerant dispute

Aug. 3, 2013 06:01 CET
France's move to outlaw sales of Mercedes cars that use an air conditioner refrigerant banned by the EU is hitting dealers hard....
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France deepens dispute over Mercedes sales ban

July 26, 2013 13:31 CET
France took formal steps to outlaw sales of several Mercedes models, raising the stakes in a standoff over Daimler's use of a refrigerant banned by the EU....
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Daimler confident France will lift ban on Mercedes sales

July 25, 2013 13:28 CET
Daimler said it is "very confident" that the French government will adhere to a court ruling that lifts a freeze on the sale of new Mercedes cars containing a banned refrigerant....
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