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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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

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.... Read More »

 

Daimler's refrigerant concerns dismissed by Honeywell

July 22, 2013 09:02 CET
Honeywell, which manufactures the air-conditioning refrigerant R1234yf together with Dupont, has dismissed Daimler's fears over the product.... Read More »

 

Daimler says France is blocking Mercedes registrations over new refrigerant

July 8, 2013 13:31 CET
France has blocked the registration of some new Mercedes vehicles due a controversial air-conditioning refrigerant. Daimler confirmed that authorities have refused to register Mercedes A class, B class and CLA cars.... Read More »

 

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