The European Commission proposes to introduce a new standard for Euro-7 cars, which should reduce the amount of harmful emissions and will apply not only to cars, but also to trucks and buses. Euronews television channel .
The European Union intends to ban the sale of new internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035, but these air-polluting cars will remain on the roads until 2050.
EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton said: “Our proposal will really make a difference, because in 2035, thanks to Euro 7, the choice of passenger cars will be reduced by 35% compared to what we have today with Euro 6 heavyweights that figure even higher – 50%, for us that’s a significant change.”
Ambition #Euro7 in favor of clean vehicles:
✅ Air quality for our citizens
✅ Competitiveness of our automotive industry
Presentation today of the new standards 🇪🇺⤵️https://t.co/E7oVfZbdYS
—Thierry Breton (@Thierry Breton) November 10, 2022
But the Association of European Automobile Manufacturers was skeptical of the Brussels proposal. According to industry professionals, current standards are already high and innovation will only increase the cost of cars. Ford of Europe said the industry should focus on a full transition to electric vehicles instead of diverting resources to “yesterday’s technologies”.