The Environment Committee adopted its proposals to lower pollutant emissions and set battery durability requirements for passenger cars, vans, buses and trucks

12 October, 2023, the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) of the European Parliament adopted its position on revamping EU rules for type-approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles (Euro 7).

Members of the European Parliament set an additional breakdown of emissions into three categories for light commercial vehicles based on their weight. The adopted text proposes stricter limits for exhaust emissions by buses and heavy-duty vehicles, including levels set for real driving emissions. Specific application time frames have been included for various Euro 7 provisions, linked to the entry into force of all secondary legislation foreseen – namely after 36 months for light vehicles and after 60 months for heavy-duty vehicles. The regulations currently in force (Euro 6/VI) would apply until 1 July 2030 for cars and vans, and 1 July 2031 for buses and trucks (compared to 2025 and 2027 respectively as proposed by the Commission), allowing for all Euro 7 provisions to be applicable until that time (including those for small manufacturers by 2030/2031).

The report is scheduled to be adopted during the November I 2023 plenary sitting and will constitute Parliament’s negotiating position with EU governments on the final shape of the legislation.

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