EU Commission Pushes for New Euro-7 Emission Standards, Effectively Banning ICE from 2025

by Eva Fox November 15, 2020

EU Commission Pushes for New Euro-7 Emission Standards, Effectively Banning ICE from 2025

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Manufacturers of cars with internal combustion engines must seriously reconsider the production of absolutely every model that exists today. The EU Commission wants to speed up the adoption of the Euro-7 emission standard and make it valid from 2025.

The EU Commission wants the Euro-7 emission standard to come into force across the EU starting in 2025, making this a fateful year for automakers. An expert committee with scientists from all over Europe -- "Advisory Group on Vehicle Emission Standards" has submitted a study to the EU Commission that calls for significantly stricter emission standards than previously expected, Bild am Sonntag reported.

According to the Euro-7 standard, new cars must emit only 30 milligrams of NOx (nitrogen oxide) per kilometer, and in the second scenario even 10 mg/km. The limit was previously 60 mg for gasoline and 80 mg for diesel vehicles. Carbon monoxide limits should also drastically be reduced; directly translated from German, "Carbon monoxide should get reduced from 1000 respectively 500 mg to 300 respectively 100 mg," reported Business Insider.

Another requirement is that the mobile device for measuring compliance with limit values ​​during the Real Drive Emissions (RDE) test must be significantly tightened. Any exceptions that have been allowed by RDE so far should be removed.

Vehicles must comply with the new limit values:

  • at temperatures from -10°C to 40°C (from 14°F to 104°F)
  • at an altitude of 1000 or 2000 meters (3,300 or 6,560 ft), previously up to 700 m (2,300 ft)
  • during a theoretical "service life" of 15 years or a mileage of 240,000 km (150,000 miles), previously 160,000 km (99 500 miles)
  • even with a roof rack, bike rack or trailer.

To date, no new vehicle with an internal combustion engine can meet these standards. That is why automakers need to start modernizing their factories now, in order to present new cars by 2025 that will meet the new standards. Of course, this will require significant financial investments from these manufacturers.

Given that Tesla's European factory will be able to supply millions of vehicles per year by 2025, the California-based manufacturer will benefit greatly from an earlier enforcement of the Euro-7 emission standard.

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