leopard wrote:RobRain wrote:
Just before I cancel my deposit/"order" and leave this interminable wait behind me, I've contacted the EU (via europa.eu) for the current state-of-play with the action against Germany (the country, not just the car manufacturers) in the Court of Justice. I await a reply. My Google skills are normally quite good, but other than the press release I posted many pages ago (http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-6290_en.htm) I can't find any references to the case.
Good luck in getting a reply.
The wait may take longer than waiting for the car itself once the bureaucratic wheels start turning round
Indeed. But on this occasion they've got back to me within a couple of hours. Yay EU!
So, if you want to track this case, you need the infringement number: 20132254
Then you go to the tracking page: http://ec.europa.eu/atwork/applying-eu- ... mit=Search
And there you learn... nothing. Still just at the referral stage, suggesting nothing has happened in the 14 months since the decision to refer was made.
I no longer see how this case alone can explain the continued delay. It explains the early batch of cars with the last bit of the old refrigerant, but now all Audi has to do is use the legal refrigerant, which it already intended to use (only Daimler were holding out).
Full text of the exchange below:
Dear Mr. Rainthorpe,
Thank you for your message.
In accordance with the case law of the EU courts, the Commission does not give out any information or documents relating to on-going infringement cases going beyond the information published through its press releases.
The infringement number of this case is 20132254. We advise you to regularly check the database of infringement decisions (http://ec.europa.eu/atwork/applying-eu- ... mit=Search) and or press releases for further information.
We hope to have informed you to your satisfaction. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Current status of case
Can you tell me the current state of the case described in this press release, please?
The case is concerned with a failure to meet Directive 2006/40/EC.
Thanks, and sorry my country has been collectively idiotic.