Going forward, further, stricter vehicle emission legislation is expected.
For example, the EC has recently announced the European Green Deal, a growth strategy for fostering the transition to a climate-neutral, resource-efficient, competitive and zero-pollution economy in Europe. One aspect of that strategy is that, to accelerate the shift to sustainable and smart mobility, transport should become considerably less polluting, especially in cities. The current Euro 6/VI emission standards framework for cars, vans, lorries and buses is therefore being reviewed, and the EC has now started the regulatory work in preparation for its follow-up, the new Euro 7/VII standard.
Part of this preparatory work entails offering the wider community the opportunity to have a say in both the evaluation of the Euro 6/VI standard and the appropriate type approval requirements for the next standard. The purpose of this public consultation is to collect factual information, views, opinions and experiences from a broad range of stakeholders and citizens – not only consumer organisations and environmental NGOs, but also representatives of the automotive industry including fleet operators. The EC hopes to gain valuable insights into the implementation of the current Euro 6/VI emission standards and potential policy options regarding a post-Euro 6/VI initiative.