ACEA responds to Euro 7 adoption of emissions regulations

Companies & MarketsNews
September 26, 2023

September 26, 2023

The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), headquartered in Brussels, Belgium, has responded to the recent adoption by the Council of the EU on the Euro 7 regulations relating to the emissions from cars, vans, buses and trucks, reached by national ministers.

“The member states’ position is an improvement on the European Commission’s Euro 7 proposal – which was entirely disproportionate, driving high costs for industry and customers, with limited environmental benefits,” stated Sigrid de Vries, ACEA Director General.

THE WORLD OF POWDER METALLURGY TO YOUR INBOX
Subscribe to our weekly newsletter
Sign up

“The council’s aim to continue the effective Euro 6/VI tests is sensible. However, compared to what is in place today, Euro 7 is much broader for new cars, vans and, in particular, heavy-duty vehicles, requiring significant engineering and testing efforts. As such, it will require huge additional investments from our industry at a time when it is pouring all its resources into decarbonisation.”

“Our industry is fully committed to tackling air pollution and climate change,” de Vries added. “We now call on member states, the European Parliament, and the Commission to work towards a Euro 7 regulation that will enable us to focus on these dual objectives while keeping vehicles affordable and our sector competitive.”

The EU already has one of the world’s most comprehensive and stringent approaches to pollutant emissions from vehicles, including nitrogen oxides (NOx) and particles, explained the ACEA. Due to state-of-the-art technology, exhaust emissions are barely measurable.

Extending the focus, Euro 7 sets limits for non-exhaust emissions (eg, particles from brakes and tyres). It also covers the minimum performance requirements for battery durability in electric cars and imposes stricter vehicle lifetime requirements. The new regulation also provides for the use of advanced technologies and emission-monitoring tools.

www.acea.auto

Download PM Review magazine
Companies & MarketsNews
September 26, 2023

In the latest issue of PM Review…

Download PDF

Extensive Powder Metallurgy industry news coverage, and the following exclusive deep-dive articles and reports:

  • Phoenix Sintered Metals: A story of transformation, growth and community from America’s PM heartland
  • World PM2024 Yokohama: The stage is set for the PM industry to find a path to sustainable growth
  • The state of Europe’s hard magnets industry and the challenge of optimising the mass production of Nd2Fe14B permanent magnets

The latest news from the world of metal powders, delivered to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of PM Review, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our weekly newsletter.

Sign up

Join our community

Discover our magazine archive…

The free-to-access PM Review magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of Powder Metallurgy from a commercial and technological perspective through:

  • Reports on visits to leading PM part manufacturers, metal powder manufacturers and industry suppliers
  • Articles on technology and application trends
  • Information on materials developments
  • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
  • International industry news

All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

 

Browse the archive

 

Looking for PM production equipment, metal powders, R&D support and more?

Discover suppliers of these and more in our
advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of PM Review magazine.

  • Powders & materials
  • Powder process, classification & analysis
  • PM products
  • Atomisers & powder production technology
  • Compaction presses, tooling & ancillaries
  • Sintering equipment & ancillaries
  • Post-processing
  • Consulting & toll sintering
View online
Share via
Copy link