Arab Today, arab today greenpeace sides with daimler in car coolant case
Last Updated : GMT 16:23:25
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

EU-approved R1234yf 'poses incalculable risks'

Greenpeace sides with Daimler in car coolant case

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Greenpeace sides with Daimler in car coolant case

Diamler has found an unlikely partner in Greenpeace
London - Arab Today

Diamler has found an unlikely partner in Greenpeace Global environmental organisation Greenpeace has sided with carmaker Daimler in its resistance to a new EU-backed car coolant. The German auto giant characterises the substance as easily inflammable and highly toxic.
The EU-approved new car cooling substance, called R1234yf, was unnecessary and would pose incalculable risks in accidents, Greenpeace said Thursday.
The global environmental organisation would support German luxury carmaker Daimler in its resistance to introduce the new refrigerant, said Greenpeace\'s special projects\' coordinator Wolfgang Lohbeck.
\"I want to explicitly thank Daimler for being the only car manufacturer to oppose the introduction of a dangerous and unnecessary new class of CFCs,\" Lohbeck told German daily newspaper the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
Since January 1, EU norms demand that the automobile industry must use the new substance in all cars built after June 12. The decision included a ban on a previously used coolant called R134a because it has been found to damage the climate when released into the air.
However, German luxury carmaker Daimler has refused to phase out R134a citing safety concerns over the only available replacement.
In more than 80 crash tests, Daimler said it had found out that cars caught fire more easily during an accident and that the new cooling agent would turn into a highly toxic acid when burning.
The row has intensified ever since France imposed a sales ban on Daimler\'s latest Mercedes A, B and CLA-class models because they still contain the older agent.
Even though the ban is in breach of EU rules on the free movement of goods across the single market, the EU Commission on Tuesday gave provisional backing to France\'s decision.
EU Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani claimed France had been entitled to block the sale of the cars as they did not conform to their type-approval.
Daimler said, however, that the cars had been approved by the German registration authority, KBA, and that the permit was valid across Europe.
Germany now has until August 20 to answer queries from the EU Commission, with Brussels having another 10 weeks thereafter to decide how to proceed on the issue.

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today greenpeace sides with daimler in car coolant case Arab Today, arab today greenpeace sides with daimler in car coolant case

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today greenpeace sides with daimler in car coolant case Arab Today, arab today greenpeace sides with daimler in car coolant case

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Arab tradition glitters in Colombia

GMT 12:59 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Arab tradition glitters in Colombia
Arab Today, arab today Second US judge orders freeze

GMT 08:04 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Second US judge orders freeze
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Writing's on the wall for Trump, Zuckerberg

GMT 09:05 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Writing's on the wall for Trump, Zuckerberg
Arab Today, arab today Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge

GMT 11:26 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Hiring not part of Alibaba pledge
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Sidem reveals plan to improve education

GMT 15:52 2017 Friday ,06 October

Sidem reveals plan to improve education
Arab Today, arab today Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action

GMT 10:54 2017 Thursday ,19 October

Ex-French minister Dati wants tough action
Arab Today, arab today Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple

GMT 16:00 2017 Wednesday ,18 October

Climate-disrupting volcanoes helped topple
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars

GMT 06:56 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Mercedes says recalls 400,000 UK cars
Arab Today, arab today Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs

GMT 10:53 2017 Sunday ,15 October

Britain's Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs
Arab Today, arab today Hussein Fahmy happy for honoring in festival

GMT 07:47 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Hussein Fahmy happy for honoring in festival
Arab Today, arab today Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 05:11 2017 Tuesday ,17 October

Three killed, 360,000 without power

GMT 09:31 2017 Monday ,16 October

Dalal Abdel Aziz happy for “Seventh Neighbor”

GMT 18:15 2017 Monday ,16 October

British actress becomes fifth woman

GMT 18:29 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Designer produced new set of ornaments

GMT 18:49 2017 Monday ,16 October

India to close colonial-era military farms

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 23:42 2017 Monday ,16 October

Better Marriages Make

GMT 06:52 2017 Monday ,16 October

Airbus CEO says won't cling to job

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 03:59 2017 Sunday ,15 October

US mobile carriers Sprint, T-Mobile to merge

GMT 19:29 2017 Tuesday ,29 August

Yomna: decoration leaved positive effects
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday