Carlos Tavares, the CEO of Stellantis, referred to the portion of the so-called Euro 7 standards that tightens vehicle emission rules starting in 2025 for pollutants including nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide as “useless” on Wednesday.
The CEO stated that the portion of the legislation regarding emissions was likewise ineffective while outlining the automaker’s results for the previous year.
He informed the media that it is ineffective, expensive, does not benefit customers, and has no positive effects on the environment. The ICE emission portion is something that is really absurd.
New standards are waste of time and money
The Euro 7 regulations, according to Tavares, are a waste of time and money since they would force automakers to spend money on technologies to reduce emissions in fossil-fuel models that the European Union plans to outlaw by 2035.
He declared that Stellantis would prioritize accelerating electrification while minimizing the amount of Euro 7 applications.
However, Tavares commended the legislation pertaining to dust produced by brakes and tires.
By lowering the amount of particles it produces, this one helps to promote health.
Why Euro 7 standards?
In order to achieve the European Green Deal’s zero-pollution goal while keeping cars affordable for customers and boosting Europe’s competitiveness, the European Commission has proposed reducing air pollution from new cars sold in the EU.
The new Euro 7 emission requirements will make automobiles, vans, lorries, and buses significantly cleaner and for a much longer length of time than under the present regulations. These circumstances better reflect real-world driving situations in places with the worst air pollution problems. The idea addresses exhaust pipe pollutants as well as brake and tire emissions. It also aids in meeting the new, more stringent air quality regulations.
Which are Euro 7 standards?
The proposal replaces and unifies the previously distinct emission regulations for cars, vans, and buses (Euro 6). (Euro VI). The Euro 7 standards regulations unify the emission criteria for all motor vehicles, including automobiles, vans, buses, and lorries. The new regulations set the same restrictions regardless of whether the vehicle uses gasoline, diesel, electric drivetrains, or alternative fuels. They are also fuel- and technology-neutral. They will help in:
- To better manage air pollution emissions from all new vehicles, the on-road emissions tests should encompass a wider range of driving scenarios.
- The standards for pollutant emissions will be updated and tightened; the lowest current restrictions will now be applicable to automobiles and vans regardless of the fuel type, while limitations will be tightened for trucks and buses. The new regulations also set emission caps for contaminants that weren’t previously regulated, like nitrous oxide emissions from heavy-duty trucks.
- Control tire and brake emissions. All automobiles, including electric ones, must abide by Euro 7 guidelines.
- Make sure new cars stay clean for a longer amount of time by requiring that they adhere to the regulations for a longer period of time than they have in the past. Automobiles and vans will undergo inspections for compliance up until they have 200,000 miles on them and are ten years old.
- Increase customer confidence in electric vehicles by regulating the durability of the batteries installed in cars and vans under the new regulations, which will support the deployment of electric vehicles.