From 1 July 2025 all new cars sold in Europe will necessarily and compulsorily comply with the new Euro 7 rules on emissions of pollutants, CO2 and particulates, also in terms of brakes and tyres.
This was established by the European Commission which has -finally- proposed the new emission standards that will replace the current rules 6 euros in force since 2021. A clear squeeze concerns then – therefore watch out – them diesel car than with the norms 7 euros they will have to submit to the same nitrogen oxide limits as petrol cars. But let’s find out more…
But what does the arrival of Euro 7 mean in practice? In a nutshell, it can be said that the quantity of pollutants that cars, but in truth also light and heavy commercial vehicles, emit into the atmosphere will be further reduced, reducing – above all – nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. This is the main objective declared – in no uncertain terms by the Commission: “Ensuring the presence of cleaner vehicles on the road, improving air quality and protect public health and the environment.”
New Euro 7 rules, the news
Let us remember – for the record, as well as the mere reality of the facts – for the moment the Euro 7 rules I am only a proposal from the Commissionwhich will have to be – therefore – necessarily both approved and converted into mandatory standards by the European Parliament and Council.
After so many postponements and second thoughts, it seems -however- that the new standards will actually be those proposed in Euro 7, except – of course – last minute changes which – as we know – are almost never lacking!
“Finally the Commission proposes a sufficient period of time to allow the auto industry to do the necessary adjustments before the Euro 7 vehicles enter the production phase. In the meantime, the work has begun which will lead to having all the implementing rules ready at the right time.”, this is the most up-to-date news.
But – in truth – the main – and if we want to be tempting – novelty contained in the Euro 7 standards just proposed lies precisely in the control and limitation of emissions dthe brakes and tyreseven for electric cars..
A concrete example in this direction? What by 2035 the particles released into the atmosphere and on the road come on car brakes will have to go down by 27%.CopyAMP code
Also the amount of microplastics dispersed into the environment by tires will be evaluated and severely limited. Even more drastic will be the cut in NOx emissions from cars, since – given at hand – nitrogen oxides c will have to be reduced by 35% compared to current Euro 6 cars. Even the particulate matter that comes out of the exhausts of Euro 7 cars dmust be 13% lower than the Euro 6.
The will also change approval cycles which will become even more similar to the real conditions of use of the cars, including the use of city “commuting”. Unedited is – however – the emissions control over timeobtained through special on-board sensors which will make checks much more agile and rapid and will ensure that even used cars do not exceed certain levels of pollutants.
In addition to the already known pollutants regulated by Euro 6, revised – however – in the maximum emission limits, the Euro 7 standard also introduces new caps on emissions ammoniaresponsible for the smog, and of formaldehydean irritant and highly carcinogenic gas.
Furthermore, for the first time ever globally, Euro 7 will also regulate the standards for the ultrafine particulate which will necessarily have to be under 10 nanometers, in addition to the battery life.