Air pollutant emission 2010 limits exceeded in twelve EU Member States; road transport NOx a main factor
Green Car Congress
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
These pollutants can cause respiratory problems, contribute to the acidification of soil and surface water, and damage vegetation. The road transport sector is one of the main contributory factors behind the large number of NO x exceedances, contributing approximately 40% of total EU-27 NO x emissions. Liechtenstein reports it has missed its NO x and NH 3 emissions ceilings, Norway its NO x emission ceiling, while Switzerland has achieved its four ceilings.