Car Test 311.
(photo credit: Bloomberg News)
Starting on October 1, vehicles will have to meet stricter emission standards
when undergoing their annual road worthiness test, the Transportation Ministry
announced on Monday.
The new requirements will put the Israeli standards
on par with the European Union’s. The permissible levels were determined
following a study conducted at the Israel Institute of Technology-
The new test was made possible when the Knesset Finance
Committee approved regulations drafted by Transportation Minister Israel Katz,
updating the allowable levels of carbon monoxide in gasoline operated vehicles
manufactured after 1995 and adding a test for additional carbonates for all cars
manufactured before 1994, the ministry spokesman said.
vehicles must undergo tests for carbon monoxide while idle. The new
require newer vehicles to undergo the test while their engines operate
revolutions per minute.
In recent months, testing garages across the
country have been buying equipment to perform the new test, the
The carbon monoxide test will be conducted on roughly 2 million
vehicles nationwide and will cost NIS 9, and the test for older vehicles
encompass 250,000 vehicles and will cost NIS 7.
“The strict testing is
part of the ministry’s efforts to reduce vehicle-caused air pollution,”
said. “The new tests meet EU standards and acceptable levels in all