A coalition of countries opposed to Euro 7, the new standard for harmful emissions from cars that will come into effect in 2025, is once again raising its voice against tougher rules. As far as we know, Italy, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Poland, RomaniaSlovakia and Hungary sent a joint study to the European Commission, other capitals and the rotating presidency of the EU to show their shared concerns about the draft Brussels regulation. New borders, donor countries argue, “They don’t seem real and the risk of having a negative impact on investment in the sector;ready to participate in the transition to electricity“. Health advocacy groups, however, have highlighted how the new laws could save hundreds of thousands of lives, and significantly reduce the number of deaths from illnesses linked to car pollution.
The new rules set stricter emission limits for new cars, with the intention of pushing them technology development sector to reduce the emissions of all the harmful gases produced by the diesel combustion process, give them nitrogen oxides Particulate matter, the fine dust that gets trapped in human tissue. For the first time, criteria such as microplastics released by tires or not small dust produced during standstill. Car manufacturers respond that the law makes no sense considering the fact that the EU has in any case decided to stop the sale of cars with combustion engines to begin with. 2035. A resolution of the European Parliament which in any case gathered votes against all the representatives of the Italian centre-right.
Strictly against the new regulatory standards is for example Carlos Tavaresgroup managing director Franco-Italian Stellantis, according to which the new law is “a favor to the Chinese” and diverts resources from electric development (where European households feel the Chinese breathing down their necks) to diesel technology. It is probably not a coincidence that there are among the signatory countries Italy and France, where Stellantis, which has between brands Peugeot, Fiat and Citroen, has its roots. According to statistics from the European Environment Agency 97% of the EU’s urban population is exposed to high levels of pollution from the particles above safety standards set by WHO. Each year the delay in implementing the regulations means that 10 million new cars hit the road without the latest emissions reduction systems.
The 8 “rebel” countries note that they see “the importance of improving performance in terms of emissions that will still be important after 2035, especially for particles associated with abrasion (brakes and tires), as they will allow the industry to focus on the emissions that will still be produced by cars of electricity after 2035”, however the introduction of limit values ”should reflect on the current development of measurement methods at the United Nations level and consider the characteristics of electric vehicles”, A is then asked extension of the expiry dates currently set in 2025 for cars and vans and by 2027 for heavy vehicles. It is also “fundamental”, continues the joint document, “to accurately assess the impact of the proposed Euro 7 system, also on consumer behavior, and ensure that the new emission standards are realistic based on the state of technical progress and on a cost-benefit analysis”.