To help set the record straight on a number of misconceptions related to emissions testing, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (known as the ACEA) has published a document entitled Emissions Testing: Some Common Misconceptions.
ACEA note that emissions testing has been subject to much scrutiny over the past months. Given the complexity of the topic, it does not come as a surprise that it has caused quite a lot of confusion. Many separate issues have been mixed up, and factual errors on the testing process as well as misconceptions on the automotive industry’s role have been reported in the media.
The ACEA document Emissions Testing: Some Common Misconceptions can be downloaded on the ACEA website