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European Commission gives Germany two-month deadline to stop Daimler using banned refrigerant

EC sends formal request to Germany to take ‘necessary action to apply the EU Directive on Mobile Air Conditioning’.

Next step would be to refer it to European Court of Justice for allowing continued use of R134a in new models.

The European Commission has ordered Germany to stop using a banned car refrigerant within two months or face court action and possible fines, news agency Reuters has reported.

“The Commission sent today a formal request to Germany to take the necessary actions to apply the EU Directive on Mobile Air Conditioning,” the EU executive said in a statement.

“Germany now has two months to take the necessary measures to comply with the Commission’s request. If they fail to do so, the Commission may decide to refer the matter to the European Court of Justice.”

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