No at Euro 7 level for 8 EU countries: no vehicle restrictions

No at Euro 7 level for 8 EU countries: no vehicle restrictions

No pinching production Of carvans and heavy vehicles: Italy, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, France, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Hungary have sent documents to the European Union Commission regarding what they consider to be the most problematic.

According to 8 countries that oppose the new law 7 euroscurrent proposed rule “it is not true and there is a risk of having a negative impact on investment in the sector, which is already involved in the transition to electricity”. There is a series of technical results on the new emission standards, but the results are mostly focused on the current ones your place of the commencement of new duties, or the end 2025 for cars and vans and fines 2027 for large vehicles.

Limits to fix it The Process Euro 7 exists, the Brussels proposal still has to face the usual institutional process: the European Parliament, the Council and the experimental debate.

What does the Euro 7 standard offer?

Limits set by law 7 euros they cover cars and light commercial vehicles up to 200,000 km and 10 years of use and see that Euro 6 standard values ​​have doubled, with similar increases for buses and trucks.

The delivery limit of nitrogen oxides (NOx) is standardized at 60 mg/km for petrol and diesel engines and emission standards are also recommended for nitrogen oxides from heavy vehicles.

Finally, the need is introduced for particulate emission limits brakes and tireseven for electric vehicles with a low time of battery installed.

THE cost of the design and development of new engines, however, it is likely to be Very high considering that they will have a market life of a few years, considering the sword of Damocles to stop diesel and gasoline engines from 2035: according to the estimates of the producers, it starts from at least 1000 euros per car, with the increase of the chain also for the buyer. last (of at least 2 thousand euros).

There are 7 Euro stop numbers

If eight nations they actually voted to suspend suggestion The new regulation, in fact in the face of the common can stop the approval of the Euro 7 law as, together, the 8 countries of the “anti-Euro 7 alliance” (France, Italy, Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria and Slovakia ) to represent 49% of the EU population and that the approval of 65% (including 55% of the country) is required for the approval of the Council.

The in front of no opposes “any new emissions standards (including new testing requirements or new emissions limits) for cars and vans as they would divert the industry’s investment” to meet the 2035 target.

Especially since the estimated results for the Euro 7 standard would only involve 4% for cars and 2% for trucks in terms of significant emissions reductions. A goal inconsistent with industry resultsCars.

Cars under EU pressure

A reference to the pressure that car manufacturers are already facing with the EU directive on stop ai endothermic engines from 2035. The law that imposes a strategic choice on the conversion of production to car manufacturers – And the desire to prevent interactions associated with intermediate levels is at the core of the important position.

Even the opening of the European Union to biofuels helps countries like Italy, where internal combustion vehicles depend e-oil they are not yet ripe for our market, which has invested in other technologies.

In recent weeks, the President of ACEA (Association of European Automobile Manufacturers) and the CEO of Renault, Luca de Meo, had already sounded the alarm on the risk of losing. competition of the automotive industry in Europe.

Many car cases now they have threatened the closure of production plants (for example Skoda in the Czech Republic), with serious consequences also on the labor market, certainly not a desirable thing in a phase where keeping the same bar is necessary to avoid economic decline.

Possible scenarios

Considering the situation, while half of Europe is already in serious tension also over other measures of the EU Green Plan – from the new Agriculture rules to the new Eodesign standard that would ban gas boilers from 2029 – the European Commission can decide in agreement with. postpone the entry into force of the new lawfor example with a three-year turnaround compared to the current road map.

The debate is still open, but it seems difficult that such clear and unified requests can be ignored, in a historical moment when the economy is in a state of great uncertainty due to a series of geopolitical reasons of great importance.