New Euro 7 emissions regulations threaten a premature end of petrol and diesel engines
Europe’s latest stringent rules are a year late and take effect sooner than expected, stunning an industry grappling with electrification
I thought that as long as the vehicle meets the emissions that were in place when it was built it passes, !!Sorry about the poor link. maybe Google the New Euro 7 emissions regulations. Might say more there.
Basically, more strict emissions rules are coming that could fail the MOT for millions of vehicles.
So did I !
Isn't it the case already that emissions requirements in the US Europe and Japan etc are totally different to the developing world. That doesn't mean we ought to adopt developing world standardsI liked this bit
“Euro 7 proposals will result in very specific cars for Europe which you won’t be able to use across the globe,” said one engineer, citing the example of a car which hasn’t got the right fuel or isn’t able to update itself and which simply shuts itself down and refuses to start.
And it says,
"For a start, fuel standards in the developing world aren’t as high as those in Europe and using low-quality fuels will quickly damage a Euro 7-compliant engine. And the real time, over-the-air reporting of emissions required by Euro 7 will be difficult to implement in less developed countries where the internet and bureaucracy aren’t as advanced".
Evidence of “Thinking details through“ can be very difficult to find in many government initiativesWhat will happen when the deadline looms for diesels and the MH manufacturers are still quoting 1 year for delivery?
Will they be able to register the chassis on arrival at the factory prior to the deadline and deliver the MH after the deadline?
Of course the legislation has not been drafted yet, so the legislators have not had to think the details through.
No, I think our vehicle chassis will be dictated by what happens in the Light Commercial sector, if small trucks are still able to move around we should be OK as well, and if small trucks can't move around we are all back to horse and cart anyway.In the context of millions of motorist's potentially finding it very difficult to use their cars does anyone really think that the worries of a few motorhome owners are going to be listened to!