Fact sheet #4 – Euro 7: Easy or complicated?
Rather than simply updating the Euro 6/VI regulations, the Euro 7 proposal is much more stringent for cars and vans, and it is a complete overhaul for trucks – entailing billions of euros of investment.
Euro 7 is not a simple ‘update’ of the previous euro 6/VI regulations, but significantly strengthens the rules for cars and vans. For heavy-duty vehicles, it is a complete overhaul with increased stringency on both exhaust emissions limits and tests.
Euro 7 testing proposals are unrealistic as they extend the on-road test conditions into statistically irrelevant – and not everyday – driving situations.
On the other hand, Euro 6 testing conditions are delivering for cars, vans and trucks. Euro 6/VI covers over 95% of statistically possible on-road driving events and conditions. The Euro 6/VI regulations deliver vehicles with extremely low exhaust pollutant emissions where it counts – on the road.
Going back to the effective Euro 6 testing conditions would allow manufacturers to focus on delivering more ambitious emission reductions rather than compliance with new extreme and statistically irrelevant testing conditions.
Euro 6/VI covers over 95% of statistically possible on-road driving events and conditions. It delivers vehicles with extremely low exhaust pollutant emissions where it counts – on the road.