Saudi Arabia introduces energy consumption classification cards for cars

File photo showing cars on a road in Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. (Reuters)
Updated 07 May 2018
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Saudi Arabia introduces energy consumption classification cards for cars

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has introduced a car energy saving classification for all type of vehicles in the Kingdom.
The classification card will be compulsory for cars registered in 2015 onward in a bid to give consumers all the necessary information
related to fuel consumption and energy efficiency.
The card, which was jointly produced by Saudi Arabia’s energy efficency program in cooperation with other governmental agencies,
classifies vehicles into 6 categories, from excellent down to very poor including rentals and commercial vehicles.
The classification card will also contain essential information related to the car like the manufacturer, make and model and its
consumption, efficiency level and type of fuel needed. Each card is barcoded for security and conformity and reflected in appropriate government data agencies.


Audi fined $925 million in Germany over diesel emissions

Updated 16 October 2018
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Audi fined $925 million in Germany over diesel emissions

FRANKFURT, Germany: German authorities have fined luxury automaker Audi €800 million ($925 million) for selling cars with excessive diesel emissions.
Prosecutors in Munich said Tuesday that the fine was imposed because Audi neglected its oversight duties in selling cars with engines made by it and group partner Volkswagen that did not conform to legal limits on harmful emissions. The case covered some 4.9 million Audi cars sold in Europe, the US and elsewhere between 2004 and 20018.
In September 2015 parent company Volkswagen admitted rigging some 11 million diesel autos with software that enabled them to pass emissions tests even though emissions in real driving were much higher.
The prosecutors’ statement said the resolution of the case did not affect an investigation of individual Audi executives.