The New Euro 7 Standard – the End of the Combustion Engine

Mit der nun ins Gespräch gebrachten Euro 7 Norm wird es für die Hersteller faktisch unmöglich werden, zukünftig noch Verbrennerfahrzeuge anbieten zu können, welche die Kriterien erfüllen können.

With the Euro 7 standard now being discussed, it will be virtually impossible for manufacturers to offer combustion vehicles that can meet the criteria in the future.

Europe is on the right track to push electromobility further. With the Euro 7 standard now being discussed, it will become virtually impossible for manufacturers to offer combustion vehicles that can meet the criteria in the future.

The currently applicable Euro 6c and 6d exhaust emission standards have been valid since September 2017 and describe precisely defined limits ​​for the emission of hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, non-methane hydrocarbons, fine dust, and other particles. The difference between standards 6c and 6d is as follows:

The Euro 6c emissions standard applies to WLTP ​​(Worldwide Harmonised Light-Duty Vehicles Test Procedure) values. For the Euro 6d standard, it is the RDE ​​(Real Driving Emissions) values to which the standard applies.

However, the regulations are the same for both Euro 6 standards. For example, a petrol engine may currently have a maximum NOx value of 60 milligrams per kilometre according to WLTP measurements. According to the RDE cycle, a petrol-powered vehicle may emit a maximum of 126 milligrams per kilometre. For diesel cars, the limit is 80 milligrams (WLTP) or 168 milligrams (RDE).

The exact key data of the new Euro 7 standard should be finalised at the end of 2021 and come into force from 2025. Current considerations of the responsible EU Commission are moving in the direction of very restrictive limitations for vehicles powered by combustion engines. From 2025, all vehicles are to remain completely emission-free in every driving situation, regardless of whether they are towing a trailer on a mountain or in city traffic. This means that the new Euro 7 standard would in principle be equivalent to a ban on combustion vehicles.

These new regulations are intended to further accelerate the switch to environmentally friendly forms of drive. This is also urgently needed to be able to achieve the planned climate targets in Europe.

However, the new Euro standard only deals with nitrogen oxide emissions, but not CO2 emissions. For this reason, the EU Commission wants to tighten the CO2 limit ​​independently of the Euro 7 standard. However, these tightening measures are not expected anytime soon.

To make electromobility more attractive for customers, Austria offers very high subsidies as well as an investment premium for electric vehicles until February 2021. Of course, you will also receive these advantages at INSTADRIVE, where we take care of the entire process and conveniently include the discounts in our attractive monthly rates. In addition to the subsidies, users of electric vehicles also enjoy advantages such as free charging options or other free services, such as free parking in city centres.

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