Euro 7 is the new type approval regulation that replaces and simplifies the previously separate emission rules for cars and vans (Euro 6) and lorries and buses (Euro VI). Its purpose is to reduce air pollution from new motor vehicles sold in the EU, aligning with the European Green Deal’s zero-pollution ambition. For the first time, Euro 7 will introduce sensors inside the vehicle to measure emissions throughout its lifetime and prevent tampering. Additionally, Euro 7 will regulate emissions from brakes and tyres, and to boost consumer confidence in electric vehicles, the new rules will set minimum durability requirements for batteries. Considering whether this solution will be cost-effective and the right choice for the future of sustainable mobility is crucial. To answer this, we must weigh the advantages and disadvantages of Euro 7. On one hand, it is expected to reduce pollutant emissions and bolster confidence in electric vehicles, marking a positive step toward sustainability. On the other hand, it could not be the most efficient option, and could divert investments from electrification. Thus, evaluating the cost-effectiveness of Euro 7 and its long-term impact is essential to understand how it will influence the environment in the future before making any decisions.
Susana Solís Pérez
Member of the
Consultor Empresa y Digitalización
Centro Español de Plásticos