AECC key messages on Euro 7
Myths and Truths about Euro 7 pollutants limits for new vehicles in the EU. Every new vehicle sold in the next decades should play its part in reducing air pollution. The robust Euro 7 rules proposed by the European Commission put EU citizens’ health first and will keep the automotive sector competitive globally.
EURO 7 IS UNNECESSARY
Each € invested in Euro 7 results in a reduction of 5€ on healthcare and environment costs.
European Commission Euro 7 factsheet, 10 Nov 2022
20% of distance driven in Europe is outside current test boundaries.
Wider Euro 7 test methods will better capture emissions resulting from driving in different conditions.
European Commission presentation to AGVES meeting, 30 November 2022
EURO 7 LIMITS ARE NOT FEASIBLE
The necessary emission technology is already available and has been tested successfully with vehicles on the road.
List of different publications for each vehicle
Bosch diesel demonstrator car: 2nd generation presented in Vienna 2019, “EU6d – Analysis of Boundary Conditions and Evaluation of the Impact on Emissions using the Example of the Advanced Diesel Powertrain”
Latest generation displayed in Brussels on 28 June 2023
Fitting the latest emission control technology can reduce truck NOx emissions by 75-96% compared to Euro VI-C and NOx from a gasoline car by 40-64% from Euro 6d.
Chart ‘Active Thermal Management’
Chart ‘Initial cold-start NOx’
Vehicle manufacturers are already developing new vehicles with more stringent limits than Euro 6/VI in mind.
Mercedes-Benz, Vienna 2023, “On the Road to Complete Electrification at Mercedes-Benz: The Facelift of the 6-Cylinder-Powertrains with Mild-Hybrid-Technology”
p15: ”…lays the foundation for the next emission stage.”
Volkswagen, Vienna 2022, “Ready for Future – Volkswagen’s New TSI-Engine Generation”
p14: “… This design makes the EA211evo2 TSI “Ready for Future” and offers the potential of also meeting future exhaust gas limits Worldwide”
EURO 7 WILL NOT MAKE EUROPE COMPETITIVE
China and the United States are moving ahead with more stringent standards than Euro 6/VI.
Ribeiro, C.B., Rodella, F.H.C. & Hoinaski, L. Regulating light-duty vehicle emissions: an overview of US, EU, China and Brazil programs and its effect on air quality. in Clean Techn Environ Policy 24, 851–862 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-021-02238-1
Investing in Euro 7 comes at incremental cost of 0.6 to 5.7 billion compared to the 59 billion euro each manufacturer is expected to invest in electrification, connectivity and automation by 2050.
EURO 7 IS NOT AFFORDABLE
The additional cost of new Euro 7 cars is between 104-251€ compared to Euro 6d
Assuming that Euro 7 vehicles must comply with all possible driving situations is incorrect.
Table 1 p.9 and Table 2 p.10: “Extended driving divider - applies to measured emissions only during the time when one of the conditions set out in this column applies”
p4: “The Commission is working with experts to find an acceptable method to define and identify biased driving.”
p90, Appendix 9