Germany Faces EC Wrath Over Daimler Vehicle Coolant

Law360, New York (January 23, 2014, 1:23 PM EST) -- The European Commission on Thursday moved to stop Germany from permitting Daimler AG vehicles to use an air-conditioning coolant that falls short of European Union pollution standards but that the automaker says is safer for passengers than the preferred alternative.

The EC pledged to initiate legal proceedings if Germany failed to allay concerns over regulatory exemptions that allow newly introduced Daimler models in the country to defy an EU ban on the refrigerant R134a, which has too high of a global warming potential under the bloc's 2007...
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