Euro 7: Let’s Make It Rely

T&E’s place paper supplies up to date evaluation and coverage suggestions for the Euro 7 regulation based mostly on the Fee’s draft proposal.

Air air pollution continues to be an enormous downside throughout Europe, with virtually all European residents uncovered to poisonous air above World Well being Group (WHO) Air High quality Tips. Street transport continues to be an enormous contributor to the issue as the largest supply of poisonous NO2 and a major supply of particle air pollution, inflicting 70,000 untimely deaths per 12 months and a mess of preventable ailments, together with most cancers, stroke, and heart problems. Youngsters and youngsters are significantly weak to air air pollution, as they’re nonetheless rising.

Since 2018, the European Fee has been within the strategy of growing new Euro 7 emission requirements for automobiles, vans, buses, and vehicles to scale back air pollution from highway transport and to enhance air high quality. The draft proposal was revealed in November 2022. This place paper supplies up to date evaluation and coverage suggestions for the Euro 7 Regulation based mostly on the Fee’s draft proposal.

Full place paper (PDF).

Excerpt from place paper:

2. Why is Euro 7 nonetheless wanted?

Regardless of the rising charge of electrification pushed by extra bold automotive and truck CO2 requirements, inside combustion engine (ICE) autos aren’t disappearing from European roads anytime quickly. T&E beforehand forecasts that within the decade previous to the deliberate 2035 part out date of latest ICE automotive gross sales, virtually 100 million new ICE automobiles shall be positioned on European roads. A possible allowance of the sale of e-fuel ICE powered automobiles after 2035 — topic to approaching legislative debate — implies that the EU would possibly now not be on a trajectory to fully get rid of tailpipe air pollution from automobiles.

E-fuel powered automobiles nonetheless produce massive quantities of air pollution and analysis reveals that in relation to poisonous NOx air pollution they’re as dangerous as fossil powered automobiles. T&E estimates that permitting e-fuel automobiles to be offered may put a further 26 to 46 million extra polluting e-petrol ICE automobiles on EU roads by 2050 (if as a substitute of decarbonising transport, e-diesel was wasted in powering EU automobiles this quantity may enhance additional). Which means that virtually 150 million polluting ICE automobiles may find yourself on EU roads by 2050 and proceed to be offered within the EU indefinitely. All this makes a good stronger case for future proof strict Euro 7 limits, to guarantee sturdy air high quality no matter what expertise is offered or pushed on the roads.

Initially revealed by Transport & Atmosphere.


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