EU Commission announces Euro 7 emissions standard
This standard is intended to combine the Euro 6 standard for passenger cars and Euro 6 for commercial vehicles into one set of emissions regulations for all.
Generally, the Euro 7 standard applies to all vehicles, regardless of whether they are diesel, gasoline, hybrid or purely electrically powered.
In the future, passenger cars and light commercial vehicles are to be permitted to emit seven milligrams of particulate emissions from brakes per kilometer, and from 2035 three milligrams. Furthermore, Table 4 in the Annex also lists vehicles of classes M2, M3, N2 and N3. However, the corresponding entries for particulate emissions from brakes are blank. The same applies to the permissible mass loss for tires, which is stated here in grams per 1,000 kilometers rather than milligrams per kilometer. There are no specifications yet for heavy vehicles.
Another new feature for the M1 and N1 vehicles with electric drive is the battery durability requirements. The battery’s energy content must be 80 percent of its value when new after five years or 100,000 kilometers, and 70 percent after eight years or 160,000 kilometers. There are also no specifications regarding electric vehicles, which are heavier.
The texts of the Regulation can be consulted HERE.