EU Commission proposes tighter vehicle pollution emission standards with the new Euro 7 standards for;

Light commercial vehicles (LCV) up to 3.5t
Heavy commercial vehicles (HCV) of 16t and over
Medium and heavy commercial vehicles (MHCV) over 3.5t
Medium and heavy buses & coaches (MHBC) over 3.5t

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BRUSSELS, November 10th – The European Commission proposed on Thursday tighter limits for vehicle emissions of harmful nitrogen oxides and particulates, including new standards for pollution from brakes and tyres.

Road transport is the largest source of air pollution in cities. The new Euro 7 standards will ensure cleaner vehicles on our roads and improved air quality, protecting the health of our citizens and the environment.

The European Union has progressively tightened limits since “Euro 1” in 1992. The next standard, Euro 7, is designed to apply to cars and vans from July 1st 2025, and to buses and trucks two years later.

The Commission proposed lower emission limits for trucks and set levels for cars and vans at the lowest values of the current Euro 6 standard. So, for example, nitrogen dioxide limits for diesel cars will be lowered to 60 milligrams per kilometre, the present standard for petrol cars.

The proposal broadens the driving conditions, such as extreme temperatures and short daily commutes. It also extends the period for which standards must apply, doubling it for a car to 200,000 kilometres or 10 years.

New limits for the tiny particulates from braking and tyre wear are added. Vehicles will also need to be equipped with onboard emissions monitoring systems.

The Commission says 70,000 premature deaths are caused by road transport emissions each year, three times the number of road accident fatalities and that the health benefits far outweigh the costs.

The new requirements based on the Euro 7 standards:

The proposal replaces and simplifies previously separate emission rules for cars and vans (Euro 6) and lorries and buses (Euro VI). The Euro 7 standards rules bring emission limits for all motor vehicles, i.e., cars, vans, buses and lorries, under a single set of rules. The new rules are fuel- and technology-neutral, placing the same limits regardless of whether the vehicle uses petrol, diesel, electric drive-trains or alternative fuels. They will help to:

  • Better control emissions of air pollutants from all new vehicles
  • Update and tighten the limits for pollutant emissions
  • Regulate emissions from brakes and tyres
  • Ensure that new cars stay clean for longer
  • Support the deployment of electric vehicles
  • Make full use of digital possibilities

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Proposal for a Regulation on type-approval of motor vehicles concerning their emissions and battery durability (Euro 7)

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