Euro 7: Let’s Make It Depend

T&E’s place paper gives 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 drawback throughout Europe, with nearly all European residents uncovered to poisonous air above World Well being Group (WHO) Air High quality Pointers. Street transport continues to be an enormous contributor to the issue as the most important 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 illnesses, together with most cancers, stroke, and heart problems. Youngsters and youngsters are notably susceptible to air air pollution, as they’re nonetheless rising.

Since 2018, the European Fee has been within the means of creating new Euro 7 emission requirements for vehicles, vans, buses, and vans to cut back air pollution from highway transport and to enhance air high quality. The draft proposal was revealed in November 2022. This place paper gives 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) automobiles will not be 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, nearly 100 million new ICE vehicles will likely be positioned on European roads. A possible allowance of the sale of e-fuel ICE powered vehicles after 2035 — topic to imminent legislative debate — implies that the EU would possibly not be on a trajectory to fully remove tailpipe air pollution from vehicles.

E-fuel powered vehicles nonetheless produce giant quantities of air pollution and analysis reveals that with regards to poisonous NOx air pollution they’re as dangerous as fossil powered vehicles. T&E estimates that permitting e-fuel vehicles to be bought may put an extra 26 to 46 million extra polluting e-petrol ICE vehicles on EU roads by 2050 (if as an alternative of decarbonising transport, e-diesel was wasted in powering EU vehicles this quantity may improve additional). Because of this nearly 150 million polluting ICE vehicles may find yourself on EU roads by 2050 and proceed to be bought 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 bought or pushed on the roads.

Initially revealed by Transport & Atmosphere.


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