2023 Author: Eric Donovan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-08-25 09:36
France has issued a registration ban for certain Mercedes models. The background to this is the car manufacturer's refusal to use the new refrigerant R1234yf in its vehicles.
In view of a registration ban for certain new Mercedes cars in France, the federal government is trying to find a solution. Government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday in Berlin that there is an intensive discussion with the EU Commission and the French authorities. For the time being, the authorities in France have not recognized an extended type approval issued by the Federal Motor Transport Authority for A-, B- and SL-class cars.
KBA approval valid throughout Europe
The background to this is that Daimler does not use the more climate-friendly refrigerant R1234yf, which is now prescribed throughout the EU for new vehicles, after its own tests showed indications of safety risks. A spokeswoman for the Federal Ministry of Transport said it was clear that a solution would have to be found soon. She pointed out that final risk assessments were still pending, which could be expected in the summer. "Then we will surely have more basics."
A Daimler spokesman expressed incomprehension about the situation in France and pointed out that the approval by the Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) is valid throughout Europe. From the carmaker's point of view, France cannot simply resist. (dpa)
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